PINEDALE – In September, 156 people in 67 households in Sublette County received money through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The federal program sent nearly $20,000 to the county to assist struggling workers and families buy food.
As of last week, the amount families will receive each month will drop by what the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) estimates to be between $36 and $44 for a household of four. The average reduction will be around $10 a person, which could be up to 10 percent of benefits.
SNAP funds were boosted in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Those funds ran out on Nov. 1, and the CBPP reports that could result in $5 billion loss to needy families for the rest of fiscal year 2014.
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