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.

FYI

Economic Mobility and Well-Being Conference (EMWB)
August 14-17, 2022 | Marriott Savannah Riverfront, Savannah, GA

EMWB will bring together members from three APHSA affinity groups – the American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD), the National Association of TANF Administrators (NASTA), and the National Association of Program Information and Performance Management (NAPIPM). 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.
Registration is now open!
Learn more about focus areas & session types in our guide & be sure to submit by April 8.

Latest Resources

FNS Consideration of Winnings Threshold in Lottery and Gambling Rule (May 3, 2022)
APHSA Comment letter regarding design and implementation of the Lottery and Gambling Winners Final Rule urging USDA to consider changes within its purview.
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APHSA Joint Comment Letter with NAMD on SNAP PHE Flexibilities (March 14, 2022)
This APHSA Comment Letter to Congress created with the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)requests that Congress provide Medicaid and SNAP programs with extended flexibilities, sufficient planning time, and adequate resources to smoothly transition out of the public health emergency.
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APHSA Summary of DHS Proposal for New Rule on Public Charge (March 3, 2022)
On February 24, 2022 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility to reconsider public charge grounds of inadmissibility determinations. The proposed rule stands in contrast to the August 2019 Final Rule, and would not consider non-cash benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and most forms of Medicaid when making public charge determinations.
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APHSA Comment Letter on SNAP PHE Flexibilities (March 3, 2022)
This APHSA Comment Letter to Congress requests waiver and staffing flexibilities to assist SNAP agencies in the transition out of the public health emergency.
Read Comment Letter