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Policy Alerts, SNAP
This policy update highlights information provided by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) through GIS 16 TA/DC032. This GIS is a reference tool that highlights and reminds SNAP offices of existing Temporary Assistance (TA) and SNAP policy regarding the impact of a strike on applicants and recipients. There is no NEW policy information provided in OTDA’s GIS or in this SNAP Policy Update.
Policy Alerts, Child Nutrition, Child Nutrition, Federal
A child nutrition reauthorization bill (H.R. 5003) introduced on April 20 by Rep. Todd Rokita, chair of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, includes a provision that would severely restrict schools’ eligibility for community eligibility, an option within the national school lunch and breakfast programs allowing high-poverty schools to provide meals at no charge to all students.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This article from the Atlantic CITYLAB highlights that on April 1, a federal provision tying food assistance to a work requirement will leave the unemployed poor in a lurch.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This newest SNAP Policy Update highlights how to treat online “crowdfunding” accounts for the purpose of determining SNAP eligibility.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, reaching nearly 47 million people nationwide in 2014 alone. These fact sheets provide NYS specific data on who participates in the SNAP program, the benefits they receive, and SNAP’s role in strengthening the economy.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This recent SNAP policy update from Hunger Solutions New York highlights information regarding the increase to the New York State (NYS) minimum wage, which will occur on December 31st, 2015, and the impact on SNAP participants.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This SNAP Policy Update highlights information regarding SNAP participants’ rights and their ability to access their case records. This information was provided by OTDA through 15-LCM-01.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This SNAP Policy Update highlights information regarding notices that are being sent to SNAP applicants who experience a delay in application processing beyond 30 days when the delay is the fault of the SNAP office. This information was provided by OTDA through 14-INF-16.
Policy Alerts, SNAP
This SNAP policy update highlights information regarding the requirement to provide SNAP recipients who fail or refuse to comply with the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) requirement the opportunity to avoid a sanction by demonstrating program compliance.
Policy Alerts, Child Nutrition, Child Nutrition, Federal
Dear House/Senate Budget Committee Member, The undersigned national, state and local organizations are writing to express our united support for effective and adequately funded federal nutrition programs for children. We are a diverse group of organizations representing anti-hunger, religious, education, health, medical, nutrition, direct service, school food, pre-school and child care, after school, labor, industry, research and agriculture, that are joining together to support increased access to nutritious meals and snacks and to protect the quality of those meals and snacks in pre-school, school-based and out-of-school time programs in the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization. We urge the Congress to continue its commitment to these programs and efforts to reduce childhood hunger and improve child nutrition by including in the budget for FY2016 a significant investment in these programs so their efficacy in reducing hunger and boosting the health and well-being of children and infants can grow. The enthusiasm for and commitment to new investments in these critically important programs will define the agenda moving into the reauthorization of the child nutrition programs. We appreciate the support that Congress has shown for protecting and improving access to quality nutrition for children, especially low income children, in this country.

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