What is the Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP)?
SNAP is the nation’s largest nutrition assistance program, helping individuals and families with cash assistance for their monthly food budgets.
How much does Nevada receive in SNAP benefits?
In 2010, more than $414,000,000 in federal funds was directly administered to low-income Nevadans. Participation in SNAP has swollen over the last few years, in Nevada and across the country.
How do I know if I’m eligible?
Household income is primarily used to determine eligibility, though some other factors, such as savings, are considered. In Nevada, income eligibility is set at 200% of poverty.
If I’m eligible for SNAP, am I eligible for other assistance programs?
A small percentage of SNAP recipients also receive cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. Most individuals eligible for SNAP will find that their children are eligible for free breakfast and lunch meals at school.
Who is not eligible for SNAP?
Beyond income and cash assets are other determining factors:
- Resident of the state in which you are applying for SNAP benefits;
- Not receiving benefits from other states in which you are no longer living;
- A U.S. citizen or in under certain conditions, a legal, permanent resident;
- Not a fleeing felon, and in most circumstances, not a convicted felon.
If you would like more information about your eligibility, contact a member of the Three Square SNAP Outreach Team:
|Claudia Baltrons||(702) 280-0504|
|Elizabeth Guillen||(702) 343-3274|
|Virginia Sawicki||(702) 539-1070|
|Cecilia Ortiz||(702) 539-2564|
|Alice Gonzalez||(702) 250-8475|
What is the primary reason that people apply for SNAP?
The USDA states that the primary motivating factor for a household to initiate a SNAP application is due to loss of employment.