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Equitable Nutrition Assistance for the Territories Act of 2020

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide for the participation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, and for other purposes.

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05/12/2020Introduced in House

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05/12/2020Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/12/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Agriculture05/12/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/12/2020)

Equitable Nutrition Assistance for the Territories Act of 2020

This bill allows Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) after submitting a plan of operation that is approved by the Department of Agriculture (USDA). (Under current law, the three territories receive block grants instead of participating in SNAP.)

Such territories may request from USDA a one-time grant to pay the cost of the technology infrastructure necessary to implement SNAP, including the cost of information technology, information technology personnel, and training relating to program implementation.