Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach is administered by the Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA) with funding provided by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). 

 

What is SNAP?

 
SNAP provides nutritional support to low-income people. If eligible, SNAP benefits can help families afford a nutritionally adequate diet. SNAP benefits are not cash. SNAP benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores.
 

Who is eligible for SNAP benefits?

If and how much SNAP benefits you qualify for depends on:

 

  • Your household's income
  • Allowable deductions to your household's income (examples include monthly shelter expenses, medical expenses, and court ordered child support
  • Your household size
  • At least 5 years U.S. residency for qualified non-citizens


Households must meet both the gross and net income limits to be eligible for SNAP benefits. To see if you might be eligible, go to:  https://portal.ct.gov/DSS/SNAP/Supplemental-Nutrition-Assistance-Program---SNAP/Eligibility

How do I apply for SNAP beneifts?

 Visit your local Community Action Agency to pick up a form and receive application assistance. You can find your local agency by clicking here.

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