SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  BENEFITS
(Data as of April 4, 2014)
        Percent Change
State / January December January January 2014 vs
Territory 2013 2013 2014 Dec 2013 Jan 2013
    Preliminary Initial    
Alabama  117,220,799 109,886,367 107,484,399 -2.2% -8.3%
Alaska 16,093,918 14,171,055 14,378,938 1.5% -10.7%
Arizona 136,756,224 123,373,977 120,765,115 -2.1% -11.7%
Arkansas 61,187,172 55,303,557 54,737,523 -1.0% -10.5%
California 632,960,816 610,377,347 612,814,750 0.4% -3.2%
Colorado 68,858,527 63,007,253 62,629,730 -0.6% -9.0%
Connecticut 57,912,595 56,843,477 56,989,662 0.3% -1.6%
Delaware 19,881,262 18,150,990 18,247,858 0.5% -8.2%
District of Columbia 19,603,943 18,448,085 18,235,306 -1.2% -7.0%
Florida 492,241,319 458,217,157 452,884,539 -1.2% -8.0%
Georgia 266,723,704 230,090,269 223,188,696 -3.0% -16.3%
Guam 9,872,301 9,319,769 8,978,644 -3.7% -9.1%
Hawaii 40,856,473 43,756,536 43,435,431 -0.7% 6.3%
Idaho 29,209,426 25,248,882 24,955,889 -1.2% -14.6%
Illinois 282,127,996 263,285,934 264,108,109 0.3% -6.4%
Indiana 121,407,379 110,069,110 107,815,386 -2.0% -11.2%
Iowa 48,186,714 44,367,838 43,718,849 -1.5% -9.3%
Kansas 39,130,060 34,997,477 32,005,071 -8.6% -18.2%
Kentucky 110,915,928 97,909,409 96,091,175 -1.9% -13.4%
Louisiana 126,255,787 108,841,875 105,124,647 -3.4% -16.7%
Maine 30,842,135 27,368,088 27,104,841 -1.0% -12.1%
Maryland 96,468,653 93,246,047 91,743,659 -1.6% -4.9%
Massachusetts 116,753,094 107,090,952 106,241,640 -0.8% -9.0%
Michigan 242,786,829 215,838,839 212,338,075 -1.6% -12.5%
Minnesota 63,699,651 58,041,323 57,528,100 -0.9% -9.7%
Mississippi 82,061,342 76,245,787 75,042,753 -1.6% -8.6%
Missouri 120,746,038 102,553,798 104,389,284 1.8% -13.5%
Montana 16,084,685 14,661,205 14,529,867 -0.9% -9.7%
Nebraska 22,101,632 20,117,858 20,195,620 0.4% -8.6%
Nevada 44,079,330 43,067,667 43,094,796 0.1% -2.2%
New Hampshire 14,006,637 11,932,948 11,861,602 -0.6% -15.3%
New Jersey 112,617,260 106,397,728 104,947,572 -1.4% -6.8%
New Mexico 56,456,541 51,340,645 50,370,793 -1.9% -10.8%
New York 458,026,953 431,000,955 427,023,612 -0.9% -6.8%
North Carolina 207,577,785 195,581,487 194,447,702 -0.6% -6.3%
North Dakota 7,218,525 6,253,397 6,221,177 -0.5% -13.8%
Ohio 243,145,548 218,957,858 215,449,342 -1.6% -11.4%
Oklahoma 78,750,533 73,633,785 72,002,763 -2.2% -8.6%
Oregon 104,711,438 95,693,931 95,926,397 0.2% -8.4%
Pennsylvania 226,913,929 211,500,547 211,099,733 -0.2% -7.0%
Rhode Island 24,908,995 23,326,009 23,227,681 -0.4% -6.7%
South Carolina 114,715,487 103,655,500 101,078,807 -2.5% -11.9%
South Dakota 13,897,273 12,371,437 12,441,590 0.6% -10.5%
Tennessee 176,375,964 162,113,996 162,339,832 0.1% -8.0%
Texas 495,248,810 446,904,194 439,993,926 -1.5% -11.2%
Utah 32,723,167 25,960,201 25,654,916 -1.2% -21.6%
Vermont 12,679,939 11,379,524 11,434,378 0.5% -9.8%
Virginia 119,272,322 110,184,707 108,520,371 -1.5% -9.0%
Virgin Islands 4,681,652 4,560,770 4,537,470 -0.5% -3.1%
Washington 140,685,232 128,699,946 129,107,676 0.3% -8.2%
West Virginia 41,268,831 38,477,337 38,518,669 0.1% -6.7%
Wisconsin 102,391,938 90,535,666 93,889,724 3.7% -8.3%
Wyoming 4,754,847 4,265,218 4,249,452 -0.4% -10.6%
     TOTAL 6,326,055,338 5,818,625,714 5,765,143,537 -0.9% -8.9%
1] Data includes disaster assistance. Link to:  SNAP Disaster Response
The following areas receive Nutrition Assistance Grants which provide benefits analogous to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:  Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas. 
December 2013 and January 2014 data are preliminary and are subject to significant revision.