Recognizing States for Exceptional Nutrition Assistance Service

Last Published: 10/11/2018


For more than 40 years, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has served as the foundation of America’s national nutrition safety net. It is the first line of defense against hunger and offers a powerful tool for improving nutrition among low-income people. SNAP is the federal name for the program. State programs may have different names.

For information about resources and opportunities for States to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of SNAP administration, see Program Improvement

High-Performance Bonuses

Performance Bonuses by Year, including Program Access Index (PAI).  

Performance Bonuses by Year

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Payment Accuracy

2017 2016 Not Awarded 2015 2014 2013

Application Processing Timeliness

2017 2016 2015 2014



2016 Not Awarded