Proposed SNAP Funding Increase in Heroes Act by State

08.11.2020

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On May 16th, a new Covid-19 relief bill – aptly named the “Heroes Act” – championed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, passed in the U.S House of Representatives on a mostly party-line vote. It includes a 15% increase in benefits for SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. That hike would increase the average SNAP benefit nationwide by about 20 cents per meal, from the current level of $1.34 per meal to $1.54 per meal. The table below represents the increase in SNAP funding that would be available to each state over a 16-month period, if the Heroes Act were to be passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Trump.

Learn more about the Heroes Act and the need for this vital food assistance.

State/Territory

Total Increase Proposed by 

Heroes Act Over 16 Months

Alabama $198,211,502
Alaska $32,748,672
Arizona $226,753,594
Arkansas $89,292,482
California $1,176,768,161
Colorado $125,496,010
Connecticut $113,617,954
Delaware $33,227,357
District of Columbia $33,353,998
Florida $760,325,825
Georgia $391,068,818
Guam $18,488,302
Hawaii $86,630,671
Idaho $37,546,430
Illinois $526,775,681
Indiana $159,897,122
Iowa $79,323,072
Kansas $50,140,894
Kentucky $132,588,247
Louisiana $231,564,492
Maine $40,703,059
Maryland $164,599,862
Massachusetts $227,708,383
Michigan $326,775,511
Minnesota $96,947,234
Mississippi $115,031,021
Missouri $196,007,443
Montana $28,709,381
Nebraska $41,364,914
Nevada $112,077,895
New Hampshire $17,322,785
New Jersey $183,875,419
New Mexico $125,569,788
New York $838,219,082
North Carolina $331,158,850
North Dakota $13,257,010
Ohio $396,912,007
Oklahoma $161,041,687
Oregon $172,761,730
Pennsylvania $492,963,475
Rhode Island $46,647,929
South Carolina $162,094,457
South Dakota $23,665,649
Tennessee $250,463,054
Texas $902,972,669
Utah $44,832,341
Vermont $19,592,249
Virginia $191,509,390
Virgin Islands $8,295,398
Washington $232,755,053
West Virginia $79,082,902
Wisconsin $152,326,339
Wyoming $6,934,015

Total: $10,707,997,265