Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0071
Use of Electronic Benefit Transfer Data as Evidence of an Intentional Program Violation in SNAP

FNS is issuing this memorandum on the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) transaction data as evidence of an Intentional Program (SNAP) Violation (IPV).

Resource | Technical Assistance
P-EBT Plan Template Schools

This document is a template to assist states in the development of state plans to operate Pandemic EBT for school children during school year 2020-2021. This document relates to Section 4601 of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (PL 116-159).

Resource | Policy Memos
Pandemic EBT – State Plans for School Year 2020-2021

The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (PL 116-159) extends Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) through the end of September, 2021. That means that P-EBT is now available for all of school year 2020-2021.

Resource | Policy Memos
SNAP - Changes in Combined Application Project (CAP) Benefit Allotments due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 increases SNAP benefits by raising maximum allotments to 115 percent of the June 2020 value of the Thrifty Food Plan; effective from Jan. 1, 2021 until June 30, 2021.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Vehicle and Maximum Excess Shelter Expense Deduction Provisions of PL 106-387

This rule allows State agencies the option to use their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program vehicle allowance rules rather than the vehicle rules ordinarily used in the Food Stamp Program where doing so will result in a lower attribution of resources to food stamp households.

Resource | Comment Request
Comments Request - Assessment of the Barriers That Constrain the Adequacy of SNAP Allotments

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is intended to alleviate food insecurity among low-income households. Towards this end, it provides eligible low-income households with a monthly benefit amount (SNAP allotment) based on household size and net income to purchase foods from authorized retailers that can be prepared and eaten at home. SNAP benefits are based on the Thrifty Food Plan, which is intended to be a minimal-cost nutritionally adequate diet, but has been the subject of significant criticism for being inadequate. In 2015, about 53 percent of SNAP households experienced food Start Printed Page 70089insecurity, with about 23 percent of SNAP households experiencing very low food security (or severe food insecurity). While participation in SNAP for about 6 months is associated with decreased food insecurity, it does not guarantee food security or a healthy diet.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP Noncitizen Eligibility, and Certification Provisions of PL 104-193, as Amended by PL 104-208, 105-33 and 105-185

This rule finalizes a proposed rule published February 29, 2000, amending Food Stamp Program (Program) regulations to implement several provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), and subsequent amendments to these provisions made by the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1996 (OCAA), the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA), and the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA).

Resource | Notices
Maximum Allotments for the 48 States and DC, and Income Eligibility Standards for the 48 States and DC, AK, HI, GU and the Virgin Islands

The purpose of this notice is to update for Fiscal Year 2000 the maximum allotment levels, which are the basis for determining the amount of food stamps which participating households receive and the gross and net income limits for food stamp eligibility.

Resource | Notices
Food Stamp Program: Maximum Allotments for Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the Virgin Islands

By this notice, the Department of Agriculture is updating for Fiscal Year 2000 the maximum food stamp allotments for participating households in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. These annual adjustments, required by law, take into account changes in the cost of food and statutory adjustments since the amounts were last calculated.