Thursday, October 10, 2019

MSG Explores the Causes of State Variation in SNAP Costs with New Report Released by FNS

BETHESDA, MD – A new report, Exploring the Causes of State Variation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Administrative Costs, was recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The study was authored by experts at Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) and their colleagues at the Urban Institute.

The Federal government fully funds SNAP benefits, but FNS and State agencies share administrative expenses, with each paying about 50 percent. State administrative expenses (SAE) per case – total annual SAE costs divided by the average monthly number of households receiving SNAP benefits – varies widely by State. Using State repor... read full article