The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, or FNS, oversees SNAP; however, each state determines eligibility and delivers the benefits. Generally states must follow the federal guidelines of the program, although there are options state agencies may use to help meet the needs of eligible individuals and families in their states.
Most households must meet an income and a resource test for SNAP> However, some people are automatically eligible for SNAP because they get:
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
This Project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.
This project has been funded in part with federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture. The contents do<
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