Who We Are

The American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) was formed to strengthen the administration and management of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and contribute to the professional development of its members.

Our Purpose

AASD promotes the exchange of experience and knowledge among those agencies of federal, state, and local government administering SNAP by providing expert advice and consultation on SNAP and other income and nutrition assistance issues.


Economic Mobility and Well-Being Conference (EMWB)
August 22-25 | Milwaukee, WI

EMWB will bring together members from three APHSA affinity groups – American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD), National Association of TANF Administrators (NASTA), National Association of Program Information and Performance Management (NAPIPM) – in partnership with the National Association of Welfare and Research Statistics (NAWRS). EMWB will showcase the work of agencies, researchers, and private sector to advance our collective goal of achieving economic mobility and well-being for all.
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RFP -- Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports: A new grant opportunity from Share Our Strength has been released for state SNAP agencies to increase coordination between their SNAP program and other nutrition supports to reduce childhood hunger. The demonstration project will fund 3-5 states and APHSA will serve as the grants administrator to support cohort learning. Read RFP here


Looking to review presentations released to APHSA from previous years? Find all...
Presentation materials from the 2019 Conference available here.
Presentation materials from the 2018 Conference available here.
Presentation materials from the 2017 Conference available here.
Presentation materials from the 2016 Conference available here.
*Note: Only presentations where presenters granted permission are available.

Latest Resources

APHSA Coalition Letter on SNAP Appropriations (November 17, 2021)
APHSA and a coalition of national organizations representing the state and local governments that administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations committee urging them to adopt language in the FY2022 budget to ensure that SNAP is adequately funded for the entire fiscal year, protecting program participants from losing benefits in the event of a government shutdown.
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Documenting Pandemic EBT for the 2020–21 School Year (October 2021)
This report co-authored between APHSA and Urban Institute documents state SNAP administrators’ experience with planning for and implementing P-EBT in the 2020-2021 school year. It analyzes the challenges state administrators faced in launching this new program, as well reflects on considerations for the future.
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Thrifty Food Plan Re-evaluation (August 16, 2021)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This is a permanent change that will have an immediate impact for millions of Americans.
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APHSA Response - EBT Modernization (August 9, 2021)
APHSA comment letter to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in response to requests for stakeholder feedback on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Modernization for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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APHSA Response - USDA Equity RFI (July 16, 2021)
APHSA comment letter in response to a Request for Information issued by the federal government on "Identifying Barriers in USDA Programs and Services; Advancing Racial Justice and Equity and Support for Underserved Communities at USDA."
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In response to the 2018 Farm Bill and President Biden's Executive Order on 1/22/21, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is currently in the process of re-evaluating the Thrifty Food Plan, which is the basis for the calculation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits. APHSA has provided this commentary for consideration during the re-evaluation process (June 28, 2021)
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Waivers and Adaptations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of State Agency Perspective in 2020 (June 1, 2021)
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Summary of Final Rule Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (January 8, 2021)
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Summary of Final Rule: SNAP Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (Updated October 19, 2020)
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Summary of Continuing Resolution on Coronavirus Appropriations Act (Updated October 12, 2020)
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Letter to Congress: SNAP Policy Solutions and Implementation Considerations (August 7, 2020)
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Statement on SNAP Administrative Relief (July 27, 2020)
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Comment letter in response to Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (June 17, 2020)
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Policy Levers for State Human Service Agencies in Response to COVID-19 (May 19, 2020)
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FNS Proposes Rule to Revise SNAP Standard Utility Allowance Calculation (October 3, 2019)
Read Proposed Rule & Instructions for Comment

FNS Issues Memorandum on Information from Third Party Sources (August 21, 2019)
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Frequently Asked Questions: Final Public Charge Rule (August 19, 2019)
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