The public comment period for proposed changes to Standard Utility Allowances under SNAP closes December 2nd.
“The public comment period on the standard utility allowance is still open and we would certainly encourage comments from all interested stake holders on that rule,” said USDA’s Brandon Lipps. “Public comment is extremely important in the rule-making process. Each of these rules is presented in a proposed form and then later finalized after the public has an opportunity to comment.”
Lipps added the USDA is required to consider every comment.
“There are very dedicated staff at the Food Nutrition Service who review each of those comments carefully and we discuss them as we make decisions moving forward on how to address those.”
To learn more about the proposed changes, or to have your thoughts known, check out USDA’s Website.
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