The agency is partnering with groups aiming to add more buffalo to tribal diets and to create an heirloom seed repository, among others.
SNAP and other safety-net programs buoyed many households, though the pandemic made it harder for families with kids, especially, to access help.
Representatives are pushing for an overhaul of the $213 billion sector, to be discussed during a committee hearing Wednesday.
An estimated 12 million children in the United States don't always have enough to eat.
Researchers think this temporary expansion could bring permanent changes to the SNAP program.
Of the 30 million low-income students who are eligible for free lunches, only 15% are currently getting those meals.
Rural counties in Mississippi received a $4.6 million grant to connect schools, businesses and public services to the internet.
When the pandemic began, the federal government made it easier for states to approve people for SNAP, but that flexibility is ending this month, raising concerns that more people will go hungry.