SNAP program to offer additional food assistance, Hochul announces $234 million funding

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday that any New York household enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for the month of July, from a $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York State economy.

Those who are already at the maximum level of benefits will also receive a supplemental allotment this month.

Households that are near or at the maximum level of $835 will receive a supplement payment of $95 or close.

SNAP households within the five boroughs should see their benefits posted between Tuesday, July 19, and Saturday, July 30.

Those living outside of New York City will see theirs from July 15 to Friday, July 22.

Hochul expressed that many New Yorkers are still struggling for food security as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s economic toll.

“These additional food benefits will help hundreds of thousands of households make ends meet each month, while also providing a welcome economic boost to food retailers still recovering from the effects of the pandemic,” said Hochul.

“The supplemental allotment being provided to existing food benefit enrollees will be a true life for New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet,” said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado.

Since 2020, SNAP has helped provide families with money through the federal government.

SNAP has been a “critical lifeline” for many residents throughout New York State, as 14 percent of the state’s population relied on its benefits.

As of May 2022, close to 1.6 million households throughout the state have been enrolled in the program.

The additional supplement will be offered to those enrolled the same as always, through existing Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) accounts.

Any unused SNAP benefits will automatically carry over to the following month.

To learn more information on SNAP benefits, or to enroll, visit and enroll on the website.

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