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News stories from the past 60 days.

Dec 5, 2019 - Notice of final rule from the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service implementing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as noted in the February 1, 2019 proposed rule. Among other things, the rule revises the conditions under which USDA would waive the able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) time limit in areas that have an unemployment rate of over 10 percent or a lack of sufficient jobs. The rule is effective April 1, 2020, except for the amendment to 7 CFR 273.24(h), which is effective October 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 1, 2019 - Announcement from the USDA Food and Nutrition Services correcting a date published in the August 7, 2019 Federal Register notice and establishing new reimbursement rates for Guam and the Virgin Islands to match the reimbursement rate provided to Puerto Rico. Updated rates are effective from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 18, 2019 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is re-opening and extending the comment period for a July 24, 2019 proposed rule that would have made changes to categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) based on receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. Provides additional information on the potential impacts of the proposed changes on National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program participants. Comments on the new information are now being accepted through November 1, 2019.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 12/5/2019