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