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Reaching those in need: Food Stamp participation rates in the States in 1999

Individual Author: 
Schirm, Allen L.
Castner, Laura A.

This is the fourth report in a series of publications presenting estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by State, who participate in the Food Stamp Program (FSP). This issue presents food stamp participation rates for States in September 1999 and the change between September 1994 and September 1999. This information can be used to assess recent trends in program performance and focus efforts for improvement.

Reaching those in need: Food Stamp participation rates in 1998

Individual Author: 
Schirm, Allen L.

This is the third report in a series of publications presenting estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by State, who participate in the Food Stamp Program (FSP). This issue presents food stamp participation rates for States in September 1998 and the change between September 1994 and September 1998. This information can be used to assess recent trends in program performance and focus efforts for improvement.

Reaching those in need: Food Stamp participation rates in the States

Individual Author: 
Schirm, Allen L.

This is the second report in a series of publications that presents estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by State, who participate in the Food Stamp Program. This issue presents food stamp participation rates for States in September 1997 and the changes in State rates between September 1994 and September 1997.

Explaining changes in Food Stamp Program participation rates

Individual Author: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Office of Research and Analysis

Each year, the Food and Nutrition Service estimates the rate of participation in the Food Stamp Program among those eligible for benefits. Trends in Food Stamp Program Participation Rates: 1999-2002 (Cunnyngham 2004) presents an estimate of the national food stamp participation rate for 2002. The new estimate tells a complicated, yet ultimately positive, story of recent changes in the Food Stamp Program.

Food Stamp Program participation rates: 2004

Individual Author: 
Barrett, Allison
Poikolainen, Anni

The rate of participation by demographic and economic subgroups continued to follow historical patterns in 2004. Rates were relatively high for individuals in households below the poverty line, in households with children, and for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), with at least three-quarters of all eligibles from these groups participating.

Food Stamp Program Participation Rates: 2003

Individual Author: 
Cunnyngham, Karen

Access to the FSP continued to expand in 2003 through the restoration of eligibility to certain noncitizens and the continued relaxation of vehicle rules. The 2002 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act restored eligibility for qualified noncitizens receiving disability benefits effective October 1, 2002, and to qualified noncitizens who have lived in the United States for over five years effective April 1, 2003.

Trends in Food Stamp program participation rates:1999-2002

Individual Author: 
Cunnyngham, Karen

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) helps low-income individuals purchase food so that they can obtain a nutritious diet. The number of eligible individuals served in an average month by the FSP increased from 16.9 million in 2001 to 18.7 million participants in 2002, an increase of over 10 percent. Most individuals are eligible for the program if their financial resources fall below certain income and asset thresholds. Not all of those who are eligible participate in the program, however. Some choose not to participate, while others are unaware that they are eligible.

Trends in Food Stamp program participation rates: Focus on September 1999-2001

Individual Author: 
Cunnyngham, Karen

This report is the latest in a series on trends in Food Stamp Program participation rates based on the March Current Population Survey. This report focuses on changes in rates from 1999 to 2001. Two sets of participation rates are presented: one for September and the other an average for each fiscal year (FY). The September participation rates provide a point-in-time estimate whereas the FY rates provide an average rate over the course of a year.

Trends in Food Stamp program participation rates: Focus on 1994-1999

Individual Author: 
Rosso, Randy

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) helps needy families purchase food so that they can maintain a nutritious diet. Families and individuals are eligible for the program if their financial resources fall below certain income and asset thresholds. However, not all those eligible participate in the program. Some choose not to, while others do not know they are eligible. The participation rate - the ratio of the number of participants to the number of eligible individuals -reveals the degree to which eligible families participate.