Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Use MI Bridges to apply for assistance, check your eligibility status and manage your account online.
Low-income College Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs
- College students in Michigan are now eligible for SNAP if they meet income and other program requirements and are enrolled at least half-time in an occupational program that leads to employment under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the Twenty-First Century Act of 2018 known as Perkins V. As a career and technical education college student who thinks they may qualify for food assistance, you’ll need to provide documentation from your school that outlines your major and program or course of study to assist in determining your eligibility for SNAP benefits. Learn more at Michigan.gov/MIBridges.For information about Perkins Postsecondary Career and Technical Education, visit Michigan.gov/LEO-Perkins.
Learn More About Food Assistance
- Eligible Food List
- Federal Nondiscrimination Statements (Declaracion de No Discriminacion)
- Home Heating Credit May Affect the Amount of Food Assistance You Receive
- Michigan Combined Application Project (MiCAP)Food benefits for individuals who receive Supplemental Social Security Income.
- Work Requirements for Food AssistanceChange to the Food Assistance Program – work requirements for able-bodied adults are being reinstated in phases statewide.