NCOA’s Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative
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NCOA’s Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative


The National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative is a national program that fights senior hunger by supporting efforts by community-based organizations and agencies to assist older adults (i.e., age 60 and over) in applying for and enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  

With generous support from the Walmart Foundation, we have awarded $1,000,000 in grant funding to over 30 community-based organizations across America for SNAP outreach and application assistance efforts. NCOA provides strategic leadership, technical assistance, and training to help our broad network of partners use proven strategies to enroll older adults in SNAP.  

NCOA also offers a free online service called BenefitsCheckUp®, which screens seniors with limited income for SNAP and other benefits. Since 2009, the tool has already helped more than 1 million people find over $1.1 billion in SNAP benefits.

Local Partners

  • South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, Mobile, AL
  • East Valley Adult Resources, Mesa, AZ
  • Mizell Senior Center of Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Montebello, CA
  • Centura Health LINKS, Denver, CO
  • Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, Wethersfield, CT
  • DC Hunger Solutions, Washington, DC
  • National Hispanic Council on Aging, Washington, DC
  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Tallahassee, FL
  • Institute for Workforce Innovation, Gainesville, FL
  • St. Johns County Council on Aging, Saint Augustine, FL
  • Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah, GA
  • AgeOptions, Oak Park, IL
  • Hanover Township Senior Services, Bartlett, IL
  • Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council, Palatine, IL
  • City of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Templeton Council on Aging, East Templeton, MA
  • Elder Law of Michigan, Lansing, MI
  • Care Connection for Aging Services, Warrensburg, MO
  • The Independent Living Center, Inc., Joplin, MO
  • Missoula Food Bank, Missoula, MT
  • Davidson County Senior Services, Lexington, NC
  • Aging Partners, Lincoln, NE
  • Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc., Lebanon, NH
  • PathStone, Rochester, NY
  • Queens Community House, Inc., Forest Hills, NY
  • Town of Amherst Center for Senior Services, Amherst, NY
  • Medina County Office for Older Adults, Medina, OH
  • Benefits Data Trust, Philadelphia, PA
  • Catholic Health Care Services, Philadelphia, PA
  • Center in the Park, Philadelphia, PA
  • Voluntary Action Center of NEPA, Scranton, PA
  • Community Food Advocates, Nashville, TN
  • Senior Community Outreach Services, Inc., Alamo, TX
  • Valley Program for Aging Services, Waynesboro, VA
  • Chinese Information and Service Center, Seattle, WA
  • Korean Women's Association, Seattle, WA


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