USDA Food and Nutrition Service Extends Food Service Program Certifications For 6 Months Due to Covid-19

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approves the State agency’s request to adjust the certification provisions of section 3(f) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act) and SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 273.10(f)(5). The State agency may extend certification periods for households scheduled to expire in July 2020, for up to 6 months, or until January 2021. This adjustment includes households with earned income that, by regulation, cannot normally be certified for more than a six-month period. FNS appreciates the significant data the State provided in support of this request demonstrating that an extension of the adjustment is necessary to be consistent with what is practicable under actual conditions in the State.

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