In the state of Nevada the Food Stamp program is overseen by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. The Food Stamp program is called SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The state of Nevada has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the country. Many residents find it extremely difficult to put food on the table and pay for rent. The SNAP program helps these individuals and their families afford the necessities of nutritious foods.
Individuals who live in Nevada and who are having financial problems can apply for the funding by completing a SNAP application form. The form can be completed online or be printed off and be completed by hand. If you qualify you can receive your financial assistance in about a month. Some individuals are able to get the benefits they need in a week based on their needs. The funds are sent to the recipient through a Nevada electronic benefits card. The card can be used in any grocery store to purchase food items.