Resource | Infographics
What is an Improper Payment

SNAP's measure of improper payments is not a measure of fraud. In fact, the vast majority of improper payments are due to unintentional errors.

Resource | Data
State Options Report

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) periodically surveys state agencies administering SNAP about certain options to determine which options are in use. The results of these surveys have been compiled into the State Options Reports linked below. These reports are not a comprehensive reflection of all policy and administrative options available to states.

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FY 2015 Measurement Issues
Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
The Extent of Trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 2012–2014

Trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits occurs when SNAP recipients sell their benefits for cash to food retailers, often at a discount. Although trafficking does not increase costs to the Federal Government, it is a diversion of program benefits from their intended purpose of helping low-income families access a nutritious diet. This report, the latest in a series of periodic analyses, provides estimates of the extent of trafficking during the period 2012 through 2014.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
State Target Areas for Management Evaluations
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National Target Areas for Management Evaluations
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Recognizing States for Exceptional Nutrition Assistance Service
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Integrity Features of a Web-based School Meal Application
Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Assessment of Sponsor Tiering Determinations - 2015

This report provides the 2015 national estimate of incorrect payments for the meal reimbursements. The assessment calculates both overpayments and underpayments for FDCHs that earn either Tier 1 (higher) or Tier II (lower) reimbursements depending on the location and circumstances of the child care provider or the participating children.

Resource | Policy Memos
Clarification on the three ways initial SNAP application processing timeliness is measured

The memorandum that follows is intended to clarify the three ways in which the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.