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COVID-19: TN Emergency Allotments Approval
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:56:51 PM
Please consider this FNS’ approval of Tennessee’s attached request to issue Emergency Allotments
(EA) to all ongoing SNAP households in the State of Tennessee.
This approval will allow the State to issue EA to ongoing SNAP households for April and May
2020, increasing their current monthly allotment up to the maximum monthly allotment for a
household of that size. Ongoing SNAP households that already receive the maximum monthly
allotment for their household size are not eligible for EA. All EA will be delivered on ongoing
SNAP households’ EBT cards.
Please ask the State to confirm receipt and REPLY ALL, upon notice of the State’s confirmation of
receipt. We would also ask the State to alert any contacts they may have in the retailer community
of the emergency issuance and its timing, so stores can stock up in preparation.
Thanks, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Director| Retailer and Issuance Policy| SNAP
USDA | Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place| Room 518 | Alexandria| VA| 22314