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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. The new name reflects the changes we’ve made to meet the needs of our clients, including a focus on nutrition and an increase in benefit amounts.  SNAP is the federal name for the program. State programs may have different names.

What's New

Reaching Those In Need: State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2010 - December 2012

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Entire Report (1.50 MB)

Performance Measurement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Modernization Initiatives - December 2012

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates: Fiscal Year 2010 - December 2012

Report Summary (62 KB)

Entire Report (601 KB)

Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2011 - November 2012

Report Summary (26 KB)

Entire Report (1.37 MB)

All Studies

Program Research Overview

Building a Healthy America: A Profile of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - April 2012

Entire Report (3.26 MB)

Making America Stronger: A Profile of the Food Stamp Program - September 2005

Entire Report (1.34 MB)

Participation - These studies deal with characteristics of Food Stamp Program participants and information on participation rates.

Program Design - These studies explore the impact and effectiveness of potential changes in program policies and structures.

Program Integrity - These studies deal with issues of SNAP error and fraud, and potential efforts to reduce them.

Program Operations - These studies cover issues related to SNAP processes and operational management as well as the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT).

Other - This section includes reports on methodological approaches to learn more about Food Stamp Program participants.

Archives - Find archived SNAP reports (published before 2001).


Last modified: 01/31/2013