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Feds Warn Nevada About Tardy Food Stamp Reporting

Federal officials are warning the state of Nevada that it may lose some administrative funds needed to run the food stamp program, unless it improves on tardy reporting of applications for the assistance. The regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service in San Francisco, said in a letter Wednesday that Nevada has one of the worst reporting rates in the country.

The letter to Health and Human Services Director Romaine Gilliland says Nevada's sustained poor timeliness rate over the past four years has created hardships for thousands of low-income households across the state. USDA administrator Jesus Mendoza wants the state to come up with a corrective action plan within 30 days. State officials had no immediate comment.
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