Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps)

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture's SNAP helps low-income Americans meet their nutritional needs.
  • The N.D. Department of Human Services issues about $8 million in food assistance benefits each month to state residents.
  • Each month, an average of about 27,232 households in N.D. receive SNAP benefits. Forty-four percent of the program participants are children, and 42 percent of the households had earned income (are working).
  • Divide County has less than 50 households receiving SNAP benefits. Those households receive around $15,000 in benefits.
  • Benefits are issued on EBT cards and can only be used to buy food products at grocers, farmers markets and other USDA-approved vendors.

You can SNAP benefit calculatoron the upper left hand corner todetermine whether you might qualify for SNAP benefits. Eligibility must be determined by a county social service office.

Report Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Fraud or Scams

To report suspected SNAP fraud, call the Fraud Hotline at 1-800-472-2622 or e-mail broth@nd.gov

Information on reporting suspected SNAP fraud or other SNAP-related scams is online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/fraud.htm and http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/alert.htm.

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