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Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program Summary

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In July 1982, Congress authorized a capped block grant program in Puerto Rico, called the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP), or PAN for its name in Spanish, Programa de Asistencia Nutricional. Previously, Puerto Rico ran the traditional Food Stamp Program.

The Puerto Rico NAP block grant is authorized under Section 19 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended. NAP is separate from SNAP.

Page updated: July 09, 2024