Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
FY 2020 Income Standards for FDPIR

The net monthly income standard for each household size is the sum of the applicable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) net monthly income standard and the applicable SNAP standard deduction.

Resource | Handbooks
FDPIR Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size

FDPIR Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size, Effective September 1, 2019 (FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O)

Resource | Fact Sheets
Proposed Rule: Revision of SNAP Categorical Eligibility

In July 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)”. This action closes a loophole that allows states to make participants in certain programs “categorically eligible” to participate in SNAP.

Resource | Toolkits
Verification Toolkit

School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are required to verify income for a small percentage of households approved for free or reduced price meals each school year. However, getting households to respond to verification requests can be challenging for SFA staff. If households do not respond, they lose their benefits regardless of their actual eligibility. In addition, the number of approved applications an SFA is required to verify is impacted by the number of responses they were able to obtain the previous year.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Income Eligibility Standards

Income eligibility standards are set by law. Gross monthly income limits are set at 130 percent of the poverty level for the household size. Net monthly income limits are set at 100 percent of poverty.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Webinar: Verification Toolkit and Beginning Verification Before October 1

A brief overview of the resources contained in the Verification Toolkit, as well as a detailed walk-through outlining a few options for beginning verification before October 1.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (w/3-month Time Limit on the Exemptions)

Allowable per Case-Month Exemptions by State (w/3-month Time Limit on the Exemptions).