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.


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2020 APHSA AASD/NASTA Annual Education Conference is cancelled.

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

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)
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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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