The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), is a federal nutrition program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More than 440,000 Nevadans rely on SNAP benefits.

Eligible families must apply for benefits through the State of Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. Household income is a key factor in determining the eligibility of an individual or family. Federal regulations require a family to be at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level. In Nevada, under special conditions, families may qualify at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Under these guidelines, a family of two cannot exceed a monthly income of $2,670, or $32,040 annually.