Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109
SY 2020-2021 State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109
State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0093
Pandemic EBT – State Plans for 2021-22

This document provides information to states to assist in the development of state plans to operate Pandemic EBT for school children and children in child care.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0087
SNAP – Fiscal Year 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

This memorandum provides the federal FY 2022 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) to the SNAP maximum allotments for the 48 contiguous states and D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, COLAs are effective as of Oct. 1, 2021.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0082
SNAP Maximum Allotment Memo Delay

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–334, the 2018 Farm Bill) required U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to re-evaluate the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) by 2022 and every 5 years thereafter based on current food prices, food composition data, consumption patterns, and dietary guidance. By law, the June TFP is the basis for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) maximum allotments for the following fiscal year.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0081
SNAP FY 2022 Cost of Living Adjustments Without Maximum Allotments
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0077
Use of Virtual D-SNAP Operations in Remainder of FY 2021 and FY 2022

FNS expects virtual Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) operations may be needed through the remainder of FY 2021 and FY 2022. FNS will continue to review requests to use virtual operations on a case-by-case basis when a state submits a D-SNAP waiver request. States are encouraged to use the attached best practices for any future virtual D-SNAPs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0126
SNAP - Waive Fair Hearing Timelines Guidance

FNS is allowing states flexibility regarding fair hearing timeframes. As needed, state agencies may extend the fair hearings process up to 120 days from receipt of the request for fair hearings that were already in process or for which requests are received from March 1 through May 31, 2020.

Resource | Waivers
SNAP - Other Waivers

FNS will not allow states to adjust adverse action requirements. States would have been allowed to suspend termination of cases and/or reducing benefit levels when cases should have been terminated or benefits reduced.

Resource | Notices
Comment Request - SNAP-Ed Toolkit Intervention Submission Form and Scoring Tool

the Food and Nutrition Service  is publishing for public comment a summary of a proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection.