South Carolina SNAP Recipient Trafficking Prosecution Pilot

The purpose of the South Carolina SNAP Recipient Trafficking Prosecution Pilot is to fund an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in South Carolina to prosecute individuals suspected of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient trafficking violations.

The goal of the pilot program

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is to strengthen efforts in South Carolina in regards to trafficking prevention, detection, and prosecution in cases identified for litigation.
The South Carolina SNAP Recipient Trafficking Prosecution Pilot will track the following specific areas:
1) Number of investigations opened.
2) Number of Intentional Program Violations (IPV) that occurred.
3) Violations that occurred.
4) The number of administrative hearings scheduled, sustained, and lost.
5) The number of criminal cases pursued.
Related Programs10.551 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2015: In the first year that the pilot was fully operational, the project led to 9 guilty pleas and approximately $337,000 in established restitution, more than $19,000 of which has already been recovered by the State. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds from the South Carolina SNAP Recipient Trafficking Prosecution Pilot are to be used to improve outcomes for State agency activities devoted to recipient trafficking prosecution.

Funds from this pilot are for new projects and shall not be used for the ongoing cost of carrying out an existing project.

Funds from this pilot will be used to provide the salaries, equipment, supplies, travel, and other cost associated with the hiring and employment of personnel required to implement this pilot effectively and efficiently.

The South Carolina SNAP Recipient Trafficking Prosecution Pilot is not intended to fund new improvements to systems, such as fraud detection or eligibility systems, improvements to data management and warehousing, or other large scale system or technology-based projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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Beneficiary Eligibility

This agreement is established between the State of South Carolina and FNS. The State Office of the Attorney General will use funds to improve outcomes for activities devoted to recipient trafficking prosecution.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The submission of a Standard Form 424 (Application for Federal Assistance) and the signing of a Terms and Conditions Agreement with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service are required.

Award Procedures

Funds will be allocated to South Carolina Department of Social Services.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 § 17(b), 7 USC 2026(b), 7 U.S.C 2026(b).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds should be expended within 12 consecutive months and exhausted no later than 24 months of identified start date. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The AAG will submit biweekly status reports to the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS).

DSS will submit all reports to USDA/FNS quarterly.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

State agencies must maintain records as necessary to support the use of SNAP Grant funds in accordance with the Grant Agreement. Such records must be retained for a period of 3 years after the date of submission of the final report for the fiscal year to which the records pertain, except that if audit findings have not been resolved, the records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period as long as required for the resolution of the issues raised by the audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-3505-0-1-605.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 15 $0; FY 16 est $0; and FY 17 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

7 CFR 278.1, 7 CFR 272.1(c), 7 USC 2024(a)-(c), & (f), 7 USC 2018, 7 USC 2020(e)(8)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Jane Duffield 3101 Park Center Dr, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 Email: jane.duffield@fns.usda.gov Phone: 703-605-4385

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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