|# In household||Average daily $ per person||*Total food budget|
*# of household members participating x $18.55 = Total food budget
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.
Because the benefits are electronically provided on a debit-type card and can only be used in approved grocery retail stores, SNAP contributes to the local economy. In fact, several studies by economic institutes and the United States Department of Agriculture estimate that for every $1 redeemed in SNAP benefits, about $1.80 is generated for the economy. This means that the SNAP program is not only a lifeline for families in need, but for struggling local economies like Southern Nevada. In 2011, more than $496,867,234 in federal funds was directly administered to low-income Nevadans, which according to the USDA, generated about $894,361,021 in economic activity in Nevada.