Resource | Notice
Comment Request - Food Programs Reporting System

The FNS is consolidating certain programmatic and financial data reporting requirements that are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget, under the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS), an electronic reporting system. The purpose is to give States and ITO agencies one portal for the various reporting required for the programs that the States and ITOs operate. The data collected is used for a variety of purposes; mainly program evaluation, planning, audits, funding, research, regulatory compliance and general statistics.

Resource | Policy
Demonstrations; Eligibility

Broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) is a policy that makes most households categorically eligible for SNAP because they qualify for a non-cash Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or state maintenance of effort (MOE) funded benefit.

Resource | Policy Memos
FY 2020 Federal and State Target Management Evaluations

FNS is targeting the SNAP Management Evaluations (MEs) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule - Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the SNAP

USDA proposes updating the regulations to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of TANF benefits. Specifically, the Department proposes: (1) to define “benefits” for categorical eligibility to mean ongoing and substantial benefits; and (2) to limit the types of non-cash TANF benefits conferring categorical eligibility to those that focus on subsidized employment, work supports and childcare. The proposed rule would also require state agencies to inform FNS of all non-cash TANF benefits that confer categorical eligibility.

Resource | Policy
Farm Bill

President Trump signs The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, that reauthorizes the programs administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) through 2023.

Resource | Notice
Comment Request - Review of Major Changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. The previously approved collection is associated with state agencies notifying FNS of and thereafter reporting on major changes in their operation of SNAP. 

Resource | Notice
Agency Information Collection Activities: Modernizing Channels of Communication With SNAP Participants

The primary purpose of the study is to highlight best practices and lessons learned from various mobile communication strategies (MCS) implemented by state Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) agencies. This examination will help FNS and states improve communication and identify best practices that lead to improved program outcomes.

Resource | Notice
Comment Request - Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is an extension of a currently approved collection under OMB No. 0584-0010, which is due to expire Oct. 31, 2019.

Resource | Rule
Correction - SNAP Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014

This document contains technical corrections to the Paperwork Reduction Act section of final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Student Eligibility, Convicted Felons, Lottery and Gambling, and State Verification Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014,” published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2019.

Resource | Notice
Comment Request - Worksheet for SNAP Quality Control (QC) Reviews (FNS-380)

Form FNS-380 is a SNAP worksheet used to determine eligibility and benefits for households selected for review in the QC sample of active SNAP cases. This form provides a systematic means of aiding the State's Quality Control Reviewer in analyzing the case record, planning and doing field investigation and gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating data.  This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection.