Status Summary

Introduced and referred to Subcommittee on Nutrition on 5/19/2017
(updated 1/8/19)

Legislative Session





Davis (D-IL-7)

HR 2236 amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to modify certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility requirements for foster care and homeless youth.

The bill applies to foster care individuals or homeless individuals who are between the ages of 17 and 26 and are enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education. The bill exempts individuals from certain eligibility disqualification rules that apply to students enrolled in college and SNAP work requirements.

If the college provides the individual with housing that lacks an individualized cooking facility, the bill also modifies the definition of "food" to permit SNAP benefits to be used for certain meals prepared and served by the institution and also permits the individual to be treated as a separate household for the purpose of SNAP benefits.