Governor Steve Bullock has taken action to prevent more than $2 million dollars in cuts to food assistance programs in the Treasure State.
The cuts affect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which assists more than 2,000 Montana families. The cuts were caused by recent changes to the Farm Bill. Those included a raise in the amount of energy assistance a household must receive in order to get more snap benefits.
On Wednesday, Governor Bullock increased payments from the state's energy assistance program to eligible snap participants so they could meet the increased amount. The move costs the state about $24,000 more per year.