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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Section 852 - Employment Initiatives Program

Last Published: 04/15/2014

Section 852 - Employment Initiatives Program

Q. What States qualify for the Employment Initiative Program (cash-out) option and what data source was used to determine their qualification?

A. States in which at least 50% of the food stamp caseload in the summer of 1993 also received AFDC can under the law provide certain households with cash in lieu of food stamps. These States are: Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The data source used to identify qualifying States was the Summer 1993 - Characteristics of Food Stamp Household report (USDA-FCS-Office of Analysis and Evaluation).