Despite the possibility of the federal government shutting down again this month, the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) guaranteed states will have funding through March for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The USDA released a question and answer document to states on Jan. 31 which confirmed full funding through March is provided under President Donald Trump's continuing resolution signed on Jan. 25. The resolution also covers state administrative costs.
SNAP is formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Wisconsin's version of SNAP is the FoodShare program, according to Benefits.gov. FoodShare and SNAP provide eligible low-income individuals and families with a card similar to a debit card which allots money each month to be used for nutritious food purchases.