Healthy Food, Healthy Lives

Project Title

Maximizing SNAP Enrollment for Eligible New Yorkers, Phase 2

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Healthy Food, Healthy Lives

Date Awarded

June 18, 2024




In Progress


SNAP is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. More than 1.7 million New York City residents enrolled in this program; food insecurity and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an increase in demand for SNAP. NYHealth made a grant to the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center (SNP-UJC) in 2023 to maximize SNAP enrollment for eligible New Yorkers. In 2024, NYHealth awarded SNP-UJC a grant to continue to improve the timely processing of SNAP applications for eligible and food-insecure New Yorkers.

Under this grant, SNP-UJC will continue its advocacy work and raise the voices and needs of SNAP program participants. It will work to secure the progress it achieved under the first phase of work, monitor improvements, and address remaining barriers that prevent timely enrollment to help hungry New Yorkers.