Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2017

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica
Aug 28, 2020
Karen Cunnyngham

Key Findings:

  • An estimated 84 percent of eligible people received SNAP benefits in fiscal year 2016.
  • An estimated 73 percent of eligible working poor people participated in SNAP in fiscal year 2016.
  • Participation rates varied widely from state to state.

This brief reviews estimated state SNAP participation rates for eligible people and eligible working poor people in 2017.


Using Microsimulation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policy Analysis


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

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Senior Staff

Karen Cunnyngham
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