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FNS: Controls for Authorizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Retailers

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Joint Report
Agency Wide
No (location specific)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Revise regulations and policy to permanently disqualify retail store owners at all authorized retail locations operated by that owner(s) if the owner(s) does not meet the criteria to receive a trafficking civil money penalty in lieu of permanent disqualification.

After regulations are revised, notify the 586 store owners that in the future, any trafficking violation will require the store owner to qualify for and pay an in lieu of permanent disqualification penalty or be subject to permanent disqualification at all store locations currently authorized for that owner.

Initiate the regulatory changes necessary to ensure owners that have been permanently disqualified for trafficking are not granted authorization as a SNAP retailer at new locations.