Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive an estimated $40.3 million in additional benefits in September to help address critical needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be disbursed to about 236,000 households.
SNAP supplemental payments were included in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Human Services has already provided about $219 million in supplemental SNAP benefits between March and August. All told, the supplemental benefits (including September) total about $259 million.
SNAP supplemental payments were included in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.