Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
(a) The operation of a public assistance EBT
system is authorized by both Federal regulation and State statute.
(b) The operation of the Families First
Program in New Jersey has been approved by both the USDA and the United States
Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS).
Federal regulations concerning EBT are
found at 7 CFR Part 274
USDHHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Transmittal No.
ACF-AT-91-28 (issued on September 6, 1991) established guidelines under which a
state agency must operate an EBT system with its TANF Program.
(e) The Families First Program is authorized
in New Jersey Statute by
Section 4004 of the Middle Class Tax
Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (
), codified at
42 U.S.C. §
, requires states
providing assistance under the TANF program to restrict recipients from
accessing cash assistance benefits via EBT at liquor stores, gaming
establishments, and adult-oriented entertainment venues where performers
disrobe or perform in an unclothed state.
N.J. Admin. Code §
N.J.R. 2156(a), effective 11/3/2014.