Arkansas is one of more than 40 states that applied for and received Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding.

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More Arkansans are applying for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to figures released by the state's Department of Human Services. Amy Webb, Chief of Communications and Community Engagement for DHS, says the number of applications nearly doubled from February to March, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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An Arkansas lawmaker has filed a bill to limit junk food purchases with USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program debit cards.

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Healthy single adults between the ages of 18 and 50 in Arkansas with no dependents who’ve relied on USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP will no longer receive food assistance if they are not employed or in a job training program. The new rule aims to get more welfare-dependent recipients off the dole and into the workforce. 

Changes in Arkansas SNAP Rules

Jan 14, 2016

Arkansas' reduced unemployment rate means there will be changes for people receiving SNAP benefits, with possible penalties attached.