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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

   We help put healthy food on the table for over 34 million people each month.

   As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) is the new
   name for the federal Food Stamp Program.
The new name reflects our focus on nutrition and putting healthy food within reach for low income households. Changes have been made to make the Program more accessible.
Although SNAP will be the national name, your State may use a different name. 
SNAP helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. You apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.
Through nutrition education partners, SNAP helps clients learn to make healthy eating and active lifestyle choices.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act logo American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  For more information for clients, partners and States on the
  Recovery Act's impact on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
  Program, please visit the SNAP Recovery Act web site.
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     Learn How to Apply for Benefits
     Eligibility Requirements
     Learn When Benefits Become Available
     Contact Information for Lost, Stolen
         or Damaged EBT Card
     State Hotline Numbers
     Get Help With Your Case
     Frequently Asked Questions

     Fill Out the online retailer application form
     Learn about store eligibility requirements
     Receive training information
     Find Additional information
       -- Accepting Paper Food Stamp Coupons
       -- Become familiar with application process
       -- Learn how to accept benefits at your store
       -- Contact your FNS Field Office
       -- Contact your EBT Vendor
       -- General EBT information
       -- Accepting SNAP at Farmers' Markets
       -- Food Buying Cooperatives  



Last modified: 08/05/2009