hide You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of United States Department of Agriculture using Archive-It. This page was captured on 21:59:19 Nov 28, 2011, and is part of the USDA Economic Research Service collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page. Loading media information
USDA Economic Research Service Briefing Room
" "  
Search ERS

Briefing Rooms

Print this page Print | E-mail this link E-mail | Bookmark & Share Bookmark/share | Translate this page Translate | Text only Text only | resize text smallresize text mediumresize text large

Food Assistance and Nutrition Programs



  • USDA’s domestic food assistance programs affect the daily lives of millions of people, with about one in five Americans participating in at least one food assistance program at some point during a given year.
  • The Economic Research Service's Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) conducts studies and evaluations of these programs to meet the needs of USDA, Congress, program managers, program participants, the research community, and the public at large.
  • Information on the programs’ eligibility requirements, benefits, regulations, and application process is available from the Food and Nutrition Service, the agency responsible for administering the food and nutrition assistance programs.
  • Expenditures for food assistance account for over half of USDA’s budget.


Current Funding Opportunities

FANRP sponsored publications are searchable in an electronic database

Incorporating Behavioral Economics into Federal Food and Nutrition Policy (conference webcast)

Get The Full Briefing

Select any section from the Contents Box Orange arrow

For more information, contact: Victor Oliveira

Web administration: webadmin@ers.usda.gov

Updated date: February 4, 2011