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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP Program Improvement

Last Published: 01/03/2017

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.

High-Performance Bonuses

  • USDA Recognizes States for Exceptional Nutrition Assistance Service
  • Performance Bonuses by Year:
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
  • Payment Accuracy
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
  • Application Processing Timeliness
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
  • Program Access Index         
2012 2011 2010 2009  2008

Major Changes Rule

Promising Practices


Combined Application Projects


Technical Assistance