Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) 2007-2008
Appropriation Level: $12,500,000 in TANF funds
The purpose of HPNAP is to assure needy New Yorkers have a reduction in episodes without food. HPNAP serves low income, homeless and food insecure individuals who are in need of emergency food relief by contracting with food banks and other emergency food relief organizations (EFROs). Each year, a TANF Eligibility Project (TEP) client survey is conducted to statistically determine what percentage of HPNAP clients using HPNAP supported emergency food relief organizations is TANF eligible. In 2006, TEP survey results indicated 43% of those using EFROs were TANF eligible with incomes at, or below, 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Total contract funding for HPNAP in SFY 2007- 08 is $27.7 million and includes funding streams from federal and state sources.
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