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SNAP in Action Dashboard

SNAP helps put healthy food within reach for those in need. This dashboard is intended to provide the public with an understanding of how SNAP helps make nutritious food more affordable for low-income households.

FNS Program Participation Dashboard

The program participation dashboard is an interactive tool that provides FNS nutrition program data, including participation and meals served, at the state, territory, and national levels. 

Resource | Research and Data | Impacts/Evaluations Evaluation of Child Support Enforcement Cooperation Requirements in SNAP

This report responds to a Congressional mandate in the 2018 Farm Bill for FNS to conduct an evaluation of child support cooperation requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Child support cooperation requirements refer to a set of policies that mandate households receiving certain public benefits cooperate with their state’s child support program as a condition of benefit receipt.

Resource | Research and Data | Participation Characteristics Characteristics of SNAP Households - FY 22

This report uses SNAP Quality Control data to describe the demographic and economic circumstances of households and individuals who participated in SNAP in fiscal year 2022.

SNAP Retailer Management Year End Summary FY 2023

This dashboard was created to share information about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program retailer participation during fiscal year 2023. 

Resource | Research Plans | General/Other FY 2025 Research and Evaluation Plan

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service conducts a variety of studies, evaluations, and related activities that respond to the needs of policymakers and managers and help ensure that nutrition assistance programs achieve their goals effectively. This plan provides short descriptions of projects that are expected to launch in fiscal year (FY) 2025. 

It reflects decisions by FNS program and research staff and leadership on the best use of available research funding to meet current information needs that are aligned with agency priorities to improve program efficiency, integrity, and nutrition. FNS developed this plan in consultation with the agencies of the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) Mission Area. 

Resource | Research and Data | Assessing/Improving Operations Best Practices in USDA Disaster SNAP Operations and Planning

Through an examination of 5 disasters in 4 states, this study develops recommendations for best practices in planning for, implementing, and operating D-SNAP. 

Resource | Research and Data | Assessing/Improving Operations Promising Approaches and Challenges for SNAP State Agencies in Implementing Corrective Action Plans

This study reviewed corrective action plans (CAPs) for payment error rate, case and procedural error rate and quality control completion rate from eight states and describes the approaches used to develop, implement, and monitor CAPs. The study also identified challenges and promising practices and provided recommendations for improving states' ability to conduct corrective action activities.

SNAP Replacement of Stolen Benefits Dashboard

This dashboard displays state-reported data provided to FNS in accordance with the January 2023 guidance 
on the replacement of stolen EBT benefits with federal funds. All data provided to FNS will be posted here 
quarterly, as soon as possible following receipt.

Resource | Research and Data | Food Security ERS Household Food Security in the U.S. 2022

​This report provides statistics on food security in U.S. households throughout 2022 based on the Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement data collected in December 2022.

Page updated: May 28, 2024