Food Stamps Grants

What is the aim of the Food Stamps Grants?

Increase the food budgets of low-income households through the provision of benefits for the purchase of nutritious food at authorized food retailers.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Food Stamps Grants?

SNAP is a Federal program administered by the States. The State or U.S. Territory agency responsible for Federally aided public assistance programs submits requests for funding to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.

How to Apply for the Food Stamps Grants?

The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, requires each State agency to submit to the Food and Nutrition Service for approval, a plan of operation specifying the manner in which SNAP will be conducted in every political subdivision within the State.

How much is the Food Stamps Grants?

Varies by income and family size. The average benefit for a household of 4 in FY09 was $275.52.

Where to Apply for Food Stamps Grants?

Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See the Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office
Associate Administrator Jessica Shahin, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Dr., Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Phone: (703) 305-202
Fax: (703) 305-2454
Email: Jessica.Shahin@fns.usda.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/

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