3.04 Public Assistance

This page includes data that provide two perspectives on the population receiving government income supports. The first data set, from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, includes the unduplicated annual caseload for FoodShare Wisconsin, the state food assistance program, which distributes food stamps to low-income families as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The second data set is from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and includes the number of participants in the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program, the state’s cash public assistance program for working families with children, part of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Sources

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, FoodShare Wisconsin Data

Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT Data Center

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates