Children Enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP enrollments in Coös have been steadily rising over the past several years.

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to 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.

Eligibility: To be eligible for SNAP applicants’ gross monthly income must fall at or below 130% of the US Poverty Income Guidelines. In addition, participants must meet work requirements. These work requirements include registering for work, not voluntarily quitting a job or reducing hours, taking a job if offered, and participating in employment and training programs assigned by the State.

Data Note: Enrollment numbers represent children under 18 who are receiving benefits as of April 30th of each year. Annual SNAP enrollment percentages are the number of children under 18 enrolled in SNAP divided by the child population under 18.

Data Source: Accessed at Kids Count Data Center. Original data source: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services