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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AF00 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Disaster SNAP  

The proposed rule would establish criteria for State agencies operating a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) currently oversees State operation of D-SNAP through authority provided by section 412, Benefits and Distribution (42 U.S.C. 5179) of the Stafford Act. This rulemaking would codify procedures for all components of D-SNAP operation, including requesting a D-SNAP waiver, criteria for receiving approval, requirements for operating a D-SNAP, and post-disaster reporting requirements. The rule will reflect existing expectations for D-SNAP processes as well as provide recently developed flexibilities, such as virtual operation, developed in response to operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In February 2023, three listening sessions were conducted with community partners, EBT vendors, and State agencies. These listening sessions informed this regulatory proposal by providing insight on the challenges and strengths of D-SNAP during the pandemic. The listening sessions also provided feedback on the general requirements and design of D-SNAP. This regulatory proposal is likely to substantially impact low-income households in high-risk disaster-prone areas.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: U.S.C. 5179   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael DePiro
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 305-2876

Maureen Lydon
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:703 457-7713