Thank you Governor Rauner for signing the SNAP time limit waiver!

Thanks for all of your calls, letters, postcards and messages to the Governor's office over the past month! The Illinois DHS submitted a SNAP time limit waiver request and on October 6, USDA granted approval. Approximately 260,000 of the most vulnerable adults without children will continue to have access to the support they need. Thank [...]

Federal Policy Change Could Negatively Impact SNAP

Earlier in January, the Chicago Tribune ran an article about big potential changes coming to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and how they could drastically change the face of food access in Illinois. While nothing has been confirmed, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has proposed the possibility of [...]

CJC Podcast Covers Questions Around SNAP

Our second episode of Getting to Work looks at the troubling idea of block granting SNAP out to the states, explains why it matters that SNAP is countercyclical, and helps make sense of Illinois’ ABAWD waiver! Listen here, or click here on a mobile device to subscribe with your podcast app. […]

SNAP Time-Limit Waiver Renewal in Question, Could Impact 200,000 Residents

This December, Illinois’ SNAP time limit waiver will expire, and if the governor’s office does not apply for renewal, 200,000 Illinois residents could lose their SNAP benefits, and the state could lose $330 million in federal funding. What’s the SNAP time limit? And what’s this waiver? SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a [...]