Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2016

Publisher: Alexandria, VA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Mar 13, 2019
Authors
Karen Cunnyngham

Key Findings:

  • An estimated 85 percent of eligible people received SNAP benefits in fiscal year 2016.
  • An estimated 75 percent of eligible working poor people participated in SNAP in fiscal year 2016.
  • Participation rates varied widely from state to state.
The brief reviews estimated state SNAP participation rates for eligible people and eligible working poor people in 2016.
Project

The Use of Microsimulation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Analysis

Funders

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Time Frame

2016-2021

Senior Staff

Karen Cunnyngham
Read More