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SNAP State Activity Reports

FT 2020 SNAP State Activity Report
FY 20 State Activity Report

This is a report of state activity in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 was signed into law. This legislation provides for the issuance of emergency allotments (supplements) based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

This report includes data on emergency allotments; however, it does not include Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer data. The tables are based on data for all of fiscal year 2020. FY 2020 data in this report reflect National Data Bank totals as of July 2021.

States report nearly all of the data in this report on a quarterly or yearly basis. Differences between state reporting methods and timeframes may lead to minor discrepancies between some similar data elements in this report. In addition, some data may still be revised after the publication of this report.

To assist the reader, end notes are provided at the conclusion of the report identifying the data sources and other pertinent information for each individual section. All data, with one exception, was compiled from the National Data Bank, the official repository of SNAP data.

As may be expected in a report of this size, which consolidates information taken from multiple data sources, there may be discrepancies in reported data. States report nearly all of the data in this report on a quarterly or yearly basis. Differences between state reporting methods and timeframes may lead to minor discrepancies between some similar data elements in this report. In addition, some data may still be revised after the publication of this report due to the specific reporting challenges faced during the public health emergency.

To assist the reader, end notes are provided at the conclusion of the report identifying the data sources and other pertinent information for each individual section. All data, except Treasury offset collection data was compiled from the National Data Bank, the official repository of SNAP data. Treasury offset collection data is derived from administrative offset weekly statistical reports prepared by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The report was prepared by the Program Accountability and Administration Division. Some of the data highlighted in this report are:

  • Recipient Claims Table: Reports on the methods used by state agencies to collect claims against recipient households. Some of the data included in the recipient claims table is derived from administrative offset weekly statistical reports prepared by the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Ranking Section: Tables that rank participation and issuance data, from high to low, for each state

If there are any questions concerning the data in this publication, contact the State Administration Branch at SM.FN.SNAPSAB@usda.gov.

03/04/2022