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PART 276—SNAP State Agency Liabilities and Federal Sanctions

State agencies shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining secure control over coupons and cash for which the regulations designate them accountable. Except as otherwise provided in these regulations, any shortages or losses of coupons and cash shall strictly be a state agency liability and the state agency shall pay to FNS, upon demand, the amount of the lost or stolen coupons or cash, regardless of the circumstances.

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PART 275—SNAP Performance Reporting System

Under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, each State agency is responsible for the administration of SNAP in accordance with the Act, Regulations, and the State agency's plan of operation. To fulfill the requirements of the Act, each state agency shall have a system for monitoring and improving its administration of the program. 

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PART 274—SNAP Issuance and Use of Program Benefits

 State agencies shall establish issuance and accountability systems which ensure that only certified eligible households receive benefits; that program benefits are timely distributed in the correct amounts; and that benefit issuance and reconciliation activities are properly conducted and accurately reported to FNS.

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PART 285—SNAP Provision of a Nutrition Assistance Grant for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

This part describes the general terms and conditions under which grant funds shall be provided by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to the government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for the purpose of designing and conducting a nutrition assistance program for needy persons. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is authorized to establish eligibility and benefit levels for the nutrition assistance program. In addition, with FNS approval, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico may employ a small proportion of the grant funds to finance projects that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico believes likely to improve or stimulate agriculture, food production, and food distribution.

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PART 282—SNAP Demonstration, Research, and Evaluation Projects

Section 17 of the Act authorizes the Secretary to conduct demonstration, research, and evaluation projects. 

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PART 277—SNAP Payments of Certain Administrative Costs of State Agencies

This part establishes uniform requirements for the management of administrative funds provided to state agencies and sets forth principles for claiming costs of activities paid with administrative funds under SNAP, and the Food Distribution Program and SNAP on Indian Reservations.

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SNAP and ACA Q&A Parts I & II Memo

The attached questions and answers are intended to address State agency concerns about the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is releasing this memorandum as formal guidance for use by FNS Regional Offices, State agencies, and community partners.

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SNAP - Legislative History
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