An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agencyinforms potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.Food and Nutrition Service
Title:Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--Supplemental NutritionAssistance for Victims of Disasters.
OMB Control Number:0584-0336.
Summary of Collection:The authority to operate the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) is found in section 5(h) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, formerly the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended and the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, as amended by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act of 1988 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to establish temporary emergency standards of eligibility for victims of a disaster if the commercial channels of food distribution have been disrupted, and subsequently restored. D-SNAP is a program that is separate from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and is conducted for aspecific period of time. In order for a State to request to operate a D-SNAP, an affected area in the State must have received a Presidential Declaration of "Major Disaster" with Individual Assistance.
Need and Use of the Information:This information collection concerns information obtain from State welfare agencies seeking to operate D-SNAP. A State agency request to operate a D-SNAP must contain the following information: Description of incident; geographic area; application period; benefit period; eligibility criteria; ongoing household eligibility; affected population; electronic benefit card issuance process; logistical plans for Disaster SNAP rollout; staffing; public information outreach; duplicate participation check process; fraud prevention strategies; and employee application procedures. The Food and Nutrition Service reviews the request to ensure that all the necessary requirements to conduct a D-SNAP are met. If this collection is not conducted, D-SNAP would not be available to help meet the nutritional needs of disaster victims.
Description of Respondents:State, Local, or Tribal Government.
Number of Respondents:14.
Frequency of Responses:Reporting: On occasion.
Total Burden Hours:140.