FNS Documents & Resources
This report is the latest in a series on SNAP participation rates, which measure the proportion of people eligible for benefits under federal income and asset rules who actually participate. The report presents participation rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 and revised participation rates for FY 2010 using FY 2011 methodology. The program served 79 percent of all eligible individuals in FY 2011.
Reaching Those in Need: State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates for 2011
This report – part of an annual series – presents estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by State, who participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during an average month in fiscal year 2011 and in the two previous fiscal years. This report also presents estimates of State participation rates for eligible “working poor” individuals (people in eligible households with earnings) over the same period.
This annual report provides details on the demographic characteristics and economic circumstances of SNAP households at both the national and the State level. In 2012, one-person households comprised more than half the caseload (50.3 percent) and the average SNAP household benefit declined by $7 to $274. Annual quality control data used to produce this report can be found using the link below.