From the USDA plan:
“In addition, about $2 billion in contingency funding will be available and could be used to support State Administrative activities essential to continue the program and issue and process benefits. These contingency funds were provided in the FY 2013 appropriation and do not expire until the end of FY 2014.”
“Could be used to support State Administrative activies essential to continue the program...?
Sounds like Utah found out it won’t be paid for SNAP administration if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.
It appeared to me that the individual states could use their discretionary funds to support those programs, but I may have misinterpreted.