The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as food stamps – is a federal nutrition program from the USDA. SNAP enables eligible, low-income individuals and families to purchase nutritious food using an electronic debit card (EBT) at most grocery and convenience stores that accept EBT benefits.
If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, SNAP can help.
SNAP empowers eligible, low-income individuals and families to purchase food at grocery stores with the use of an EBT card. Three Square SNAP advocates can assist you free of charge with completing and submitting your SNAP application.
You may be eligible for SNAP benefits if you are:
- Working for minimum wages
- Working part-time
- Receiving other public assistance
How can Three Square help me find and apply for assistance?
Three Square’s SNAP Outreach Team assists households with applications for benefit programs for which they may be eligible. In its first three years, Three Square’s SNAP Outreach Team provided benefit application assistance to nearly 17,000 households in Southern Nevada.
- In-person and over-the-phone SNAP application assistance
- Application assistance for help with utilities via the Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
- National Lifeline phone program
- Referrals to program partners for other assistance programs, such as: foreclosure prevention, food pantries, meal programs, and health care coverage
What’s the most my household income can be and still be eligible for SNAP?
SNAP MAXIMUM GROSS MONTHLY INCOME REQUIREMENTS
If I’m eligible for SNAP, am I eligible for other assistance programs?
SNAP recipients, who are expectant mothers or have children under the age of 5 years, are eligible for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) benefits, which are also redeemed for groceries at authorized retailers like grocery stores.
When households with school-age children apply for SNAP, and are determined eligible, they are direct certified for NSLBP (National School Lunch and Breakfast Program).
Some SNAP recipients are also eligible for cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services.
How can I learn more about SNAP and other food assistance programs?
- Visit the USDA’s SNAP Web Page
- Learn more about the SNAP Experience
- Call The Three Square Center (702) 765–4030.
How can I learn more about eating healthy while using SNAP Benefits?
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