American Association of SNAP Directors

Welcome to the AASD Website


Join us in Memphis, Tennessee September 10-13, 2017 at the Annual AASD/NASTA Conference!


The call for papers for the Annual AASD/NASTA Conference has closed. Please visit the conference website for a tentative agenda and other information.


The 2017 AASD Award Nominations will open soon!



The Latest from AASD


"The Future of SNAP: A Modern and Responsive Program" - June 2017


"The Future of SNAP: A Modern and Responsive Program" was developed by a work group led by APHSA's Center for Employment and Economic Well-Being and The American Association of SNAP Directors. The paper outlines a vision for SNAP and is a realistic and thoughtful juxtaposition to the President's recent proposed reforms to the program in his FY 2018 budget proposal. The paper demonstrates that elements of the President’s proposal such as shifting 25 percent of benefit costs on average to states by 2023 will have a significant, negative impact on the SNAP program. The President's proposal would also eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility, now utilized by over 40 states, without expanding the allowable resource limit for recipients; eliminate the minimum benefit that predominantly helps elderly citizens; cap benefits for all SNAP recipients at the household of six level and toughen the already stringent ABAWD provisions regarding allowable waivers to time limits on receipt of benefits. This paper provides a clear alternative path to reform. 



About AASD


The American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) is an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). The AASD was formed to strengthen the administration and management of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) and contribute to the professional development of its members.


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 assistance issues.


This web site is intended to be a clearinghouse for useful information concerning SNAP, other income assistance programs, and nutrition issues in general and how they relate to APHSA's focus on serving families holistically and strengthening their long-term health and well-being.