2024 Farm Bill

Advocating SNAP-Ed for 2024 Farm Bill

News:

Year End Update and To-Do’s

No CHIMP! In a cost-cutting climate, the possibility of a late-night CHIMP (Change in Mandatory Program funding) must be anticipated, especially for programs that Members are less familiar with like SNAP-Ed. Even though it’s a small program, SNAP-Ed delivers services in all states and in a high proportion of the 435 Congressional districts. Virtually all states have 1 or more Member of Congress (MoC) serving on a key committee like Agriculture or Appropriations, so we should be able to reach most decision makers in person. (States with Key Members, 118th Congress). What do SNAP-Ed advocates need to do?

Help keep SNAP-Ed front-of-mind with Congress:

  • Send MoC your program’s stories: Frame your program’s info in terms of constituent services, community benefits, results, and partnerships. Where possible, include themes that support our Farm Bill asks. (See ASNNA website.) If you know a Member’s interests, tailor your messages.
  • Keep it current: Start with the Holidays and continue into the New Year. Invite Members and their staff to SNAP-Ed community events.
  • Tailor your 2023 Impact Reports: Talk about the program’s reach, partners, initiatives, and results. Provide examples of synergy with other programs, especially SNAP and other food assistance programs. Talk about unmet needs and your state’s funding trends.
  • Join efforts: Work with others in your state who are advocating to retain funding levels and strengthen nutrition programs.
  • Showcase your results: Add your state’s 2023 Infographics & glossy Impact Reports for partners to the ASNNA website. See today’s ASNNAShares newsletter for how.
  • Make Hill visits during ASNNA: Plan your team’s travel now to include time on Monday, Thursday afternoon, and/or Friday, Feb. 5-9 for Hill visits. Continue to advocate for ASNNA’s Farm Bill recommendations. Especially, reach out to MoC on key committees. Think about virtual visits too.

Help keep the TFP in place! The 2021 adjustment of the Thrifty Food Plan which sets the SNAP benefit level remains under pressure, even though a 5-year reevaluation was required in the last Farm. Share what’s happend in your state.

Sue, Marci and Donna

Advocacy Resources

What is SNAP-Ed?  A Policy Perspective (Handout)

SNAP-Ed is Designed for Results (Handout)

ASNNA Recommendations for the 2024 Farm Bill: Explained

SNAP-Ed Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill (current law)

State Impact Reports & Infographics

Chronology: Statutes, Policies, State Landmakrs, Annual Funding, 1977-2024

States with Key Members, 118th Congress

ASNNA Public Policy Comments, 2013-2024

August 2023

SNAP-Ed Chronology, 1977 – 2024

April 6, 2023

OMB Comments for N-PEARS

August 9, 2022

Federal Register Comments for N-PEARS

July 2022

Recommendations on the White House Conference

April 2021

Statement on Thrifty Food Plan

October 2016

Feedback on the HR Hearing on SNAP, with an Emphasis on SNAP Nutrition Education

June 2016

Testimony to HR Ag Committee for 2018 FB

May 2016

Endorsement of ASPHN Recommendations for Retailer Stocking Standards

October 2015

Comments on EARS/FPRS

May 2015

Scientific report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

January 2015

Recommendations to FNS on FFY ’16 SNAP-Ed Guidance

July 2014

Recommendations for SNAP SA High-Performance Bonuses

May 2014

Letter to the 2015 DGAC

October 2013

Enhancing Food Store Eligibility for SNAP

June 2013

Recommendations on the Interim Rule Implementing the 2010 HHFKA

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