Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0021
Major Changes Reporting Memo, Templates and Graphic

This memorandum provides additional implementation guidance regarding the final rule titled SNAP Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluations (“Major Changes Rule”) published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19, 2016.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2010-0023
Merit Staff Questions and Answers Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

A number of states and regional offices have approached FNS with further questions about the use of non-merit staff in the SNAP application and recertification process. These questions primarily revolved around the use of temporary non-merit staff and staff funded with non-SNAP funds. The following Questions and Answers are meant to further clarify questions raised by states and regional offices and also expand upon prior guidance.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0065
Revised Non-Merit System Personnel Guidance for Call Centers

Consistent with USDA's efforts to increase state flexibility within the bounds of the law, FNS is expanding allowable activities for states seeking to use non-merit system personnel in call centers. With FNS approval, states may now use non-merit personnel to provide basic case-specific information that is readily available in the system to a SNAP applicant or participant, such as application or case status, benefit issuance date, and status of submitted verifications. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0070
Routine Checks with Neighboring States to Prevent Duplicate Participation and Performing Deceased and Prisoner Verification Matches

The purpose of this memo is to address concerns regarding individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not eligible, due to dual participation, because they are deceased or because they are incarcerated.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2010-0015
The Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Clarification to Administrative Funding Question

Attached is the second set of question and answers in response to issues raised by the States through various discussions, concerning Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funding through the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act of 2010 (PL 111-118).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0037
State Agency Requirements for Required and Missing Verification for Regular Initial Applications

FNS is issuing this policy memo in response to inquiries about how state agencies are required to inform households about required and missing verification and how this interacts with other Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements, including whether a state may close a case on the 30th day following application.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0016
SUBJECT: ARRA Benefit Adjustments for Combined Application Projects

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes a 13.6 percent increase in maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which equates to a $24 increase for a one–person household.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0059
Supplemental Guidance on Cost Allocation for Exchange and Medicaid Information Technology (IT) Systems Questions and Answers

Guidance on Cost Allocation for Exchange and Medicaid Information Technology (IT) Systems Questions and Answers.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0014
Transfer of Data Related to the CACFP and the Food Stamp Program

On Sept. 1, 2004, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published an interim rule, “Child and Adult Care Food Program; Improving Management and Program Integrity” (69 FR 53502).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0013
Determining Inventory Levels of USDA Foods for Use in TEFAP and Inventory Reporting Requirements

State agencies must exercise diligence to ensure that TEFAP food inventories are managed effectively, efficiently, and without waste. The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide state agencies with the direction and guidance necessary in maintaining proper inventory levels of USDA Foods for TEFAP, including the estimation of monthly utilization rates for new or bonus USDA Foods for which there are no historical usage records.

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