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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0109

State Guidance on Coronavirus P-EBT

USDA is committed to providing nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. In support of President Biden’s call to action on hunger, USDA announced that it is increasing the Pandemic EBT benefit by approximately 15 percent, providing more money for low-income families and millions of children missing meals due to school and child care closures.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0093

SNAP COVID-19 Emergency Allotments Guidance

USDA has issued guidance to states in implementing FFCRA of 2020 which provides for the issuance of emergency allotments based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of HHS under the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

Resource | Technical Assistance

Attracting SNAP Customers to Your Farmers' Market

This information s for market managers to help them attract SNAP customers to their markets.

Resource | Technical Assistance

Healthy Fluid Milk Incentive Projects

The Healthy Fluid Milk Incentive project was established by the 2018 Farm Bill to promote milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0110

SNAP Provisions in the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act

This memorandum describes the provisions of the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act that affect SNAP. The Act continues funding for SNAP at FY 2021 levels through Dec. 3, 2021, or until the enactment of the applicable FY 2022 appropriations act, whichever is sooner.

Resource | Info Sheets

Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE)

Broad-based categorical eligibility is a policy that makes most households categorically eligible for SNAP because they qualify for a non-cash TANF or state maintenance of effort funded benefit.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As

Changes to SNAP Benefit Amounts - 2023

There are several changes that may affect SNAP household’s benefit amounts over the coming months. The temporary boost to SNAP benefits put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as emergency allotments, will end nationwide after the February 2023 issuance. In addition, households that receive SNAP and Social Security benefits will see a decrease in their SNAP benefits because of the significant cost of living increase to Social Security benefits that took effect on January 1.

Resource | Technical Assistance

SNAP System Integrity Review Tool

The System Integrity Review Tool (SIRT) is a valuable instrument for both state agency and federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) staff to evaluate whether a system meets SNAP functional requirements.

Resource | Technical Assistance

Farmers' Markets Accepting SNAP Benefits

These resource materials provide the names and locations of farmers’ markets that were authorized to accept SNAP benefits during particular months.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

ABAWD Waivers

ABAWDs can get SNAP for only 3 months in a 3-year period if they do not meet certain extra work requirements. This page includes information on waiver status by state by fiscal quarter.