Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP Program Improvement

Last Published: 04/15/2019

SNAP LogoFor 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.

This page is for State and county personnel who are working to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of SNAP in their States.

Find out which States USDA has recognized for exceptional nutrition assistance service.

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