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Accession Number PB2013-108329
Title Evolution of SNAP Modernization Initiatives in Five States.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 462p
Personal Author A. Gothro E. Sama-Miller K. Conway L. Hulsey M. Reilly R. Kleinman S. Cody
Abstract The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a critical source of support for many low-income families. Because eligibility for program benefits is linked to income, participation in the program tends to be higher in hard economic times. This has proven particularly true in recent years. From 2000 to 2011, average monthly participation in SNAP rose from 17.2 million to 44.7 million people, an increase of almost 160 percent. Although difficult economic times lead to increased caseloads, they also lead to smaller state budgets. Under federal law, states are required to pay 50 percent of the costs for administering SNAP. Thus, in recent years states have incurred higher administrative costs while facing increasingly constrained budgets.
Keywords Case loads
Federal assistance programs
Low income groups
Management planning and control
Nutrition assistance programs
Program benefits
States(United States)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)

Source Agency Food and Nutrition Service
NTIS Subject Category 91K - Social Services
43C - Human Resources
92C - Social Concerns
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number GS-10F-0050L

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