SNAP Under Threat; Speak Up to Protect Food Assistance

SNAP Under Threat; Speak Up to Protect Food Assistance

The Trump Administration has proposed a regulation that would take away food assistance from over 750,000 people. It would weaken the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), making it harder for people who are unemployed or underemployed—or who can’t keep up with paperwork requirements—to keep their assistance.

Public comments are the best way to push back. The administration is legally required to read and address every comment on a proposed regulation. You can show the administration their proposal is unpopular and would hurt communities nationwide.

Mar 23, 2020 | Fact Sheet | Rebecca Ullrich

This factsheet explores the nutrition provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Families First includes several important provisions that will help parents and caregivers keep food on the table during this crisis,

CLASP submitted comments on the proposed rule concerning the standardization of state heating and cooling standard utility allowances for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

CLASP comments opposing the proposed rule to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for SNAP.

Aug 14, 2019 | Fact Sheet | Parker Gilkesson

The Trump Administration's proposal to end Broad-Based Categorical ELigibility (BBCE) claims to be “closing a loophole" that makes it “easy” to get SNAP. But that's simply untrue. The reality is that ending BBCE would take away food assistance from people who've proven they need it through a robust application process.

CLASP strongly opposes the USDA proposed regulation to limit SNAP for adults without dependents or documented disabilities. As antipoverty experts, we believe the proposed changes will not incentivize people to seek and maintain work, and will have damaging consequences for the well-being and long-term success of struggling workers and their families.