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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.

The Districts’ SNAP program helps low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health. You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.

Households may have $2,000 in countable resources, such as a bank account. Some elderly or disabled households may have $3,250 if at least one person is age 60 or older, or is disabled. Certain resources are not counted, such as a home and lot and the resources of people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.


Service Contact: 
Department of Human Services
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-4200
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-4325
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
6th Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm