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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training Program Activity Report: USDA/FNS Seeks Comments on Extension of Information Collection
Apr 25, 2013

The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutritional Service (FNS) has announced it is seeking public comments on the proposed extension of the information collection:

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 modified the Employment and Training (E&T) Program so that States' efforts are now focused on a particular segment of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) population- able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

Section 6(d) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 and 7 CFR 273.7 require each SNAP household member who is not exempt shall be registered for employment by the State agency at the time of application and once every twelve months thereafter, as a condition of eligibility. This requirement pertains to non-exempt SNAP household member age 16 to 60.

Each State agency must screen each work registrant to determine whether to refer the individual to its E&T Program. States' E&T Programs are federally funded through an annual E&T grant. Both the Food Stamp Act and regulations require States to file quarterly reports about their E&T Programs so that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) can monitor their performance.

Click here for full background and instructions for submission of comments. Comments are due by May 24, 2013