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!



Deadline Approaching: Comment Against SNAP Categorical Eligibility Rule Change!

Help protect the school meals of nearly 1,000,000 children

The comment period for the Broad Based Categorical Eligibility & Asset Test proposed rule change has been reopened until November 1, 2019!

new report from the USDA estimates that the free school meals of nearly 1,000,000 children will be put at risk by this rule change (the original report estimated 500,000 children would be impacted).

Click below to submit your comment before the November 1st deadline!

Oppose a USDA Proposed SNAP Cut!

Please read about the upcoming SNAP rule change, submit an official comment, and share with your network!

Please read about the upcoming SNAP rule change, submit an official comment, and share with your network!

On October 3rd, 2019 the USDA proposed a new rule change that will limit states’ ability to determine how to calculate their standard utility allowance (SUA) for SNAP.

This proposed rule on SNAP Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances would cut program benefits by a total of $4.5 billion over five years.

Continue reading “Oppose a USDA Proposed SNAP Cut!”