Comment Request - Food Security Status and Well-Being of Nutrition Assistance Program Participants in Puerto Rico
FNS is conducting this study to establish baseline estimates of household food security status in Puerto Rico.
Information Collection: Food Security Status and Well-Being of Nutrition Assistance Program Participants in Puerto Rico
This is a new information collection request. This study informs FNS about household food security, health, and well-being among Puerto Rico's population.
Summary of Nutrition Assistance Program - Puerto Rico
Summary of Nutrition Assistance Program – American Samoa (NAP)
Summary of Nutrition Assistance Program - Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (NAP)
Assessing the Feasibility of Implementing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Section 4031 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 required a study to determine the feasibility of operating SNAP, or an alternative model of benefit delivery, in the CNMI. This report assesses the CNMI's capacity to administer SNAP in six key SNAP program areas; describes potential barriers to implementing SNAP and modifications that might be needed; and explores which elements of SNAP could be implemented under the existing block grant structure.
The Nutrition Assistance Program in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico provides a monthly benefit for food to low-income households that includes both cash and noncash portions. Three-fourths (75 percent) of the benefit must be redeemed for eligible food items through electronic benefit transfer (EBT) at certified retailers. The remaining 25 percent may be redeemed in cash. The entire benefit (both the noncash and cash portions) is to be used only for the purchase of eligible food items.
This study assesses the potential impacts of establishing SNAP in Puerto Rico.