Electronic Signatures Memo
This memorandum is to clarify the use of accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applicant and client signatures electronically. Section 11(e)(2)(C)(i) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act), as amended, indicates that signatures provided and maintained electronically shall not be prohibited.
It has come to the attention of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that SNAP State agencies may not fully realize the methods available in terms of electronic signatures. This memorandum provides information and guidance on electronic signature systems that SNAP State agencies may implement in an effort to share innovative and client friendly approaches in improving the efficiency of SNAP administration.