Data Collection
Information on this page refers to the Nutrition Assistance program Information on this page refers to the Cash Assistance program
FAA collects ethnicity and race data for federal reporting.
Federal regulations require FAA to collect ethnicity and race data about all participants.
This data collection ensures that the program benefits are distributed without regard to race, color, or national origin.
When applying for benefits, both of the following are applicable to the collection of ethnicity and race information:
Participants provided this information voluntarily.
Neither eligibility nor the level of benefits is affected by this information.
FAA uses federal statistic standards to collect ethnicity and race data, including all of the following:
Ethnicity consists of any of the following:
Hispanic or Latino descent
Not of Hispanic or Latino or Spanish descent
Race, which includes any of the following:
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Verification of ethnicity and race is based on a participant's statement.
Legal Authorities
last revised 06/27/2022