SNAP program to provide additional food aid, Hochul announces $234 million in funding

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announced 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, starting with an infusion of $234 million in federal government funding into the New York State economy.

Those who are already at the maximum level of benefits will also receive an additional allowance this month.

Households that are near or at the maximum level of $835 will receive an additional payment of $95 or near.

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

Those who live outside of New York will see theirs from July 15 through Friday, July 22.

Hochul said many New Yorkers are still struggling with food security due to the economic toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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

“The additional stipend provided to people already on food assistance will be a real life for New Yorkers who are struggling to make ends meet,” Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado said.

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

SNAP has been an “essential lifeline” for many New York State residents, as 14% of the state’s population relies on its benefits.

As of May 2022, nearly 1.6 million households statewide are enrolled in the program.

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

Any unused SNAP benefits will automatically roll over to the next month.

To learn more about SNAP benefits or to enroll, visit and register on the site.

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