Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: Food Stamp Program: Employment and Training Program Provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
GAO-06-882R: Jun 27, 2006
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) new rule on employment and training program provisions in the Food Stamp Program. GAO found that (1) the final rule amends the Food Stamp Program; among other provisions, establishes a reasonable formula for allocating the 100 percent federal grant authorized to carry out the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program each fiscal year; and also makes available up to $20 million a year in additional unmatched federal E&T funds for state agencies that commit to offer an education/training or workfare opportunity to every applicant and recipient who is an able-bodied adult without dependents, limited to 3 months of food stamp eligibility in a 36-month period, who would otherwise be terminated; and (2) with the exception in the delay in the effective date, FNS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.