The Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security issued a final public charge rule on September 9, 2022 that unequivocally states that applying for or receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and housing benefits will not be considered in a public charge determination. Anti-hunger organizations should spread the word on how eligible immigrant families can participate in SNAP and other nutrition programs without public charge concerns.
- Learn about COVID-19 resources
- Connect Immigrant Families to Nutrition Programs
- USDA’s Non-Citizens & FNS Programs webpage
- New Data Reveal Stark Decreases in SNAP Participation Among U.S. Citizen Children Living With a Non-Citizen
- Food Over Fear: Overcoming Barriers to Connect Latinx Immigrant Families to Federal Nutrition and Food Programs
- State Food Assistance Programs: Addressing Gaps in SNAP Eligibility for Immigrants
- Get updates on Public Charge
- Read the joint letter on public charge from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Homeland Security.
- Watch FRAC’s October 2022 public charge update webinar with USDA and Hunger Free Colorado
- Read the FRAC statement applauding the September 2022 final rule
For more on public charge see Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign resources
FRAC serves as the nutrition lead on the steering committee for the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign (PIF). PIF’s mission is to unite to advance, protect, and defend access to health care, nutrition programs, public services and economic support for immigrants and their families at the local, state and federal level. Join PIF and its hundreds of member organizations to support this work.