Yet Another Threat to SNAP: Proposed Utility Rule Change

Defend SNAP from a change to how states calculate their Standard Utility Allowance

The Trump Administration has proposed another way to cut SNAP funding through a proposed rule change that would limit state’s flexibility to calculate utility costs with local data, or what is referred to as the Standard Utility Allowance.

The administration is proposing to implement a one-size-fits-all policy that would force many states to lower the value of allowed utility expenses to a limit set by USDA.

Such a sweeping change would gravely affect high energy cost states, where costs of energy and shelter (rent or home ownership) are some of the highest in the nation. 

See the Illinois Hunger Coalition’s flyer below for more information.

Submit your comments against this harmful rule by December 2nd!