SNAP money distributed comes entirely from the federal government. But the states pay about half of administrative costs, which for the latest year available (fiscal year 2016) meant $58 million. (NOTE: After the original post, a DCFS spokeswoman wrote the latest figure was $67.4 million.) With the exception of waivers granted to increase enrollment beyond federal law, it’s all or nothing: states can’t pick or choose which groups within the eligible population to provide the benefit, which is calculated from income and household size.
(NOTE: After the original post, a DCFS spokeswoman wrote to clarify the overall budget:
(NOTE: After the original post, a DCFS spokeswoman wrote to clarify about potential layoffs: