Changes to Georgia’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Posted On July 25, 2017
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In a new policy brief, “Data Snapshot: Changes to Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” researchers Alex Hathaway and Lakshmi Pandey provide an update on the state’s participation in this federal program.

Previously known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP has been active for more than 50 years. It is the largest safety net program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with benefits funded entirely by the federal government.

This policy brief looks at changes to the SNAP in Georgia, paying particular attention to the inclusion of more able-bodied adults without dependents after the Great Recession and the changes in Georgia since then.