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  • USDA Approves Maine to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

    USDA Approves Maine to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Approves Maine to Accept SNAP Benefits Online | site |


    USDA is expanding access to innovative online food purchase program


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: December 31, 2020) (Washington, D.C., December 31, 2020) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Maine to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow Maine to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. Maine’s SNAP participation is more than 144,000 individuals, more than 78,000 households, and totals $204 million annually in federal benefits. This announcement further demonstrates President Trump’s whole of America approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic by...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture says USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP - - - A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life

    U.S. Department of Agriculture says USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life | site |




    With record low unemployment, USDA finalizes rule to promote work


    (December 4, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: (Washington, D.C., December 4, 2019) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule to move more able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) towards self-sufficiency and into employment. The rule restores the system to what Congress intended: assistance through difficult times, not a way of life. “Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a difficult stretch. Government can be a powerful force for good, but government dependency has never been the American
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Replacement SNAP Benefits in 12 Hurricane-Impacted Florida Counties

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Replacement SNAP Benefits in 12 Hurricane-Impacted Florida Counties


    Washington, DC - - (October 16, 2018) - - Households impacted by Hurricane Michael in 12 Florida counties could be eligible for mass replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced. This is one of several steps USDA is taking to ensure Floridians in need have the means to purchase food. “Many Florida residents lost everything, including food they had previously purchased with their SNAP benefits,” said Acting Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps, who oversees USDA’s Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. “The replacement of SNAP benefits will help victims restock the food they need as they begin the long process of recovery,” Lipps said. Rather than require SNAP households to report food losses individuall...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence



    SNAP participants may use benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods and receive additional time to report food losses



    Washington, DC - - (September 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot store food and are lacking access to cooking facilities as a result. “As the state of North Carolina works to recover from this storm, USDA stands ready to provide common-sense flexibilities to help them meet t
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    USDA Approves Maine to Accept SNAP Benefits Online
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Approves Maine to Accept SNAP Benefits Online | site |


    USDA is expanding access to innovative online food purchase program


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: December 31, 2020) (Washington, D.C., December 31, 2020) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Maine to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow Maine to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. Maine’s SNAP participation is more than 144,000 individuals, more than 78,000 households, and totals $204 million annually in federal benefits. This announcement further demonstrates President Trump’s whole of America approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic by...
    01-03-2021, 02:31 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture says USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP - - - A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture says USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life | site |




    With record low unemployment, USDA finalizes rule to promote work


    (December 4, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: (Washington, D.C., December 4, 2019) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule to move more able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) towards self-sufficiency and into employment. The rule restores the system to what Congress intended: assistance through difficult times, not a way of life. “Americans are generous people who believe it is their responsibility to help their fellow citizens when they encounter a difficult stretch. Government can be a powerful force for good, but government dependency has never been the American
    ...
    12-04-2019, 09:29 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Replacement SNAP Benefits in 12 Hurricane-Impacted Florida Counties
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Replacement SNAP Benefits in 12 Hurricane-Impacted Florida Counties


    Washington, DC - - (October 16, 2018) - - Households impacted by Hurricane Michael in 12 Florida counties could be eligible for mass replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced. This is one of several steps USDA is taking to ensure Floridians in need have the means to purchase food. “Many Florida residents lost everything, including food they had previously purchased with their SNAP benefits,” said Acting Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps, who oversees USDA’s Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. “The replacement of SNAP benefits will help victims restock the food they need as they begin the long process of recovery,” Lipps said. Rather than require SNAP households to report food losses individuall...
    10-18-2018, 10:04 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence



    SNAP participants may use benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods and receive additional time to report food losses



    Washington, DC - - (September 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot store food and are lacking access to cooking facilities as a result. “As the state of North Carolina works to recover from this storm, USDA stands ready to provide common-sense flexibilities to help them meet t
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    09-18-2018, 04:58 AM

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