Resource | Notices
Extension of Comment Period: Employment and Training Opportunities in the SNAP

FNS is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule titled, “Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program”, which was published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2020. This action extends the deadline for receipt of public comments to give the public additional time to review the proposed rule.

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School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the School-Based Child Nutrition Programs

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the School Meals Operations (SMO) Study's continuation of the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II information collection with updated survey instruments beginning in school year (SY) 2020-2021. This study will collect supplemental administrative data, including data on the CN COVID-19 waivers.

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Comment Request - School Food Purchase Study IV

This is the fourth in a series of studies designed to provide statistically valid national estimates of food acquisitions (both purchased foods and USDA Foods) made by school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the federally supported school nutrition programs.

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Information Collection: Waiver Requests To Offer Incentives to SNAP Recipients at Authorized Stores

This is an existing collection in use without an OMB Control Number in which we are seeking approval to establish a process for SNAP  retailers to request a waiver from the FNS to offer SNAP recipients incentives that encourage them to purchase healthier foods.

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Reopening of Comment Period: WIC National Universal Product Code Database Next Steps

The FNS WIC Program  is issuing this Request for Information to obtain input from WIC State agencies, authorized vendors, food manufacturers, technology partners, and other interested stakeholders regarding the direction of the National Universal Product Code (NUPC) database. 

Resource | Proposed Rule
Extension of Comment Period: Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the SFSP

This rulemaking proposes to amend the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to strengthen program integrity by codifying in regulations changes that have been tested through policy guidance and by streamlining requirements among Child Nutrition Programs. The original comment period for this proposed rule, published on Jan. 23, 2020, ends on March 23, 2020. FNS is extending the comment period through April 22, 2020.

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Extension of Comment Period: Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements in the NSLP and SBP

This rulemaking proposes changes to simplify meal pattern and monitoring requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The proposed changes, including optional flexibilities, are customer-focused and intended to help State and local Program operators overcome operational challenges that limit their ability to manage these Programs efficiently. The original comment period for this rule ends on March 23, 2020. FNS is extending the comment period through April 22, 2020.

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Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Employment and Training Opportunities in the SNAP

The proposed rule would implement the changes made by section 4005 of The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Act) to SNAP pertaining to the Employment and Training program and aspects of the work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). In general, these changes are related to strengthening the SNAP E&T program, adding workforce partnerships as a way for SNAP participants to meet their work requirements, and modifying the work requirement for ABAWDs.

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Information Collection: Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool

This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for assisting state agencies to record, track and manage the required training hours in four major areas (Nutrition, Operations, Administration, Communications and Marketing) to meet the requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 Professional Standards Rule.