|# In household||Average daily $ per person||*Total food budget|
*# of household members participating x $18.55 = Total food budget
What is the Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP)?
SNAP is the nation’s largest nutrition program, helping individuals and families with financial assistance, in the form of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, for their monthly food budgets.
How much does Nevada receive in SNAP benefits?
Participation in SNAP has swollen over the last few years in Nevada and across the country. At its highest point in 2013, more than 370,000 Nevadans were enrolled in SNAP.
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?
Most individuals eligible for SNAP will find that their children are also eligible for free breakfast and lunch meals at school. That’s because the eligibility for NSLBP (National School Lunch and Breakfast Program) aligns closely with SNAP: households at or below 185% of poverty are eligible for free school meals through the state's Division of Welfare and Supportive Services.
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;
What services does the Three Square Center Provide?
The Three Square Center provides benefit application assistance to more than 5,000 households a year, including SNAP and Energy Assistance (EAP).
In addition, the Center provides referrals to program partners for other assistance programs, such as: foreclosure prevention, food pantries, meal programs, and health care coverage.
The Three Square Center is open Monday - Thursday from 9pm-5pm outside scheduled hours. Voicemail messages are promptly returned as advocates have opportunities to return calls.
How do I apply for SNAP?
If you would like more information about your eligibility, contact the Three Square center at 702-765-4030 or 702-644-3663 ext. 362