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  1. The November 1st ARRA-SNAP Cut:What It Means & What You Can Do Created by:

  2. Agenda • Background • Impact in Texas • Options for relief • Q & A

  3. Background • Legislative history • 2009 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, aka stimulus act) boosts SNAP benefits by 13.6%. • 2010 – Congress votes twice to end SNAP boost early in order to fund other priorities (school lunch and teacher pay).

  4. Background • $ • Price of food • ‘09 • ‘10 • ‘11 • ‘12 • ‘13 • ‘14 • ‘15 • ‘16 • ‘17

  5. Background • $ • Price of food • SNAP • ‘09 • ‘10 • ‘11 • ‘12 • ‘13 • ‘14 • ‘15 • ‘16 • ‘17

  6. Background • $ • Price of food • SNAP • ‘09 • ‘10 • ‘11 • ‘12 • ‘13 • ‘14 • ‘15 • ‘16 • ‘17

  7. Background • $ • Price of food • SNAP • ‘09 • ‘10 • ‘11 • ‘12 • ‘13 • ‘14 • ‘15 • ‘16 • ‘17

  8. Background • $ • Price of food • SNAP • ‘09 • ‘10 • ‘11 • ‘12 • ‘13 • ‘14 • ‘15 • ‘16 • ‘17

  9. Background • $ • Price of food • SNAP • ‘09 • ‘10 • ‘11 • ‘12 • ‘13 • ‘14 • ‘15 • ‘16 • ‘17

  10. Background • $ • Price of food • SNAP • ‘09 • ‘10 • ‘11 • ‘12 • ‘13 • ‘14 • ‘15 • ‘16 • ‘17

  11. Impact in Texas • q • Federal funds = -$411M • Equivalent meals = -180M • Economic activity= -$700M

  12. Impact in Texas 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M

  13. Impact in Texas 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M

  14. Impact in Texas

  15. Impact in Texas

  16. Impact in Texas • Will impact 4M Texans, 1.7M HHs • Impact greatest in cities • Consider special populations • Likely impact on food insecurity rate

  17. Options for Relief • “Where can I find more food?” • Direct emergency requests to 2-1-1 • Local food banks may offer special programs – find yours at TFBN.org

  18. Options for Relief • “Can I get higher SNAP benefits?” • Seniors with out‐of‐pocket medical costs are can receive a standard medical deduction. • Families with child or adult care expenses can receive a dependentcare deduction.

  19. Options for Relief • “Can I get higher SNAP benefits?” • To obtain the benefit of these deductions, the client must report changes to HHSC.

  20. For more information, contact us! • Texas Food Bank Network • TFBN.org • Celia Cole • JC Dwyer • Summer Stringer