This Coalition on Human Needs chart (pdf) summarizes the ARRA provisions that promote shared economic recovery and linking to further resources.
Visit Recovery.gov for links to each state's recovery Web pages explaining how recovery funds are being used.
Download FRAC's Letter of Support (pdf) for the House American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
See details on the stimulative impact of SNAP/Food Stamps at www.realstimulus.org.
ARRA provides a boost in SNAP/Food Stamp allotments, gives states extra money to administer SNAP/Food Stamps, and contains additional nutrition provisions. All SNAP/Food Stamp recipients received increases to their benefits, from 13.6% for those at the maximum benefit, and larger percentage increases for others, beginning April 1, 2010. In addition, ARRA suspends time limits on eligibility for jobless adults without dependents through FY 2010 unless a state chooses to offer workfare slots, and provides $295 million to states for SNAP/Food Stamp administrative costs.
School food programs, CACFP, Senior citizens, WIC and other populations and programs benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s nutrition focus areas. Using ARRA funds, school authorities are purchasing food service equipment that allow more flexible serving settings, and are modernizing school kitchens and cafeterias.
WIC’s economic recovery act provision includes $500 million for the program, with $400 million to support anticipated increases in the caseload and $100 million for Management Information Systems (MIS).
Other federal nutrition and safety net programs boosted by ARRA include: