Topic: D-SNAP

Congress Passes Disaster Relief Bill That Includes Much-Needed Funding for Nutrition Assistance in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2019 — Congress passed a long-awaited $19.1 billion disaster aid package that includes much-needed help for communities in many states and U.S. territories. Notably, it includes $600 million for Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP), which is the Commonwealth’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Unlike SNAP, which is designed to provide assistance to all eligible people who apply, NAP is structured as a limited block grant.

Tags: D-SNAP, Hunger