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
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.