The Role of Job Search as a SNAP Employment and Training Component

The Role of Job Search as a SNAP Employment and Training Component

Project Overview The Food Security Act of 1985 established the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) employment and training (E&T) program to help SNAP recipients gain the skills, training, and experience needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Although all states must operate a SNAP E&T program, they have flexibility in its design. For example, states may choose[...]

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WIC EBT Redemption Simulation Analyses and Data Files

Project Overview The state agencies that administer the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are responsible for all aspects of vendor management, including identifying, investigating, and sanctioning vendors that violate regulations. As the state agencies transition from delivering benefits to participants via paper vouchers to electronic benefit transfer (EBT), the ways[...]

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Evaluation of the ART Grants

Project Overview Federal legislation in 2004 and 2010 amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, which originated in 1946 to provide low-cost or free lunches to qualified students. With the amendments, state agencies were required to conduct additional reviews of local education agencies (LEAs) that administer the program, provide oversight and training of[...]

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Assessment of the Barriers That Constrain the Adequacy of SNAP Allotments

Project Overview The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has the dual purpose of alleviating food insecurity and supporting healthy eating. In 2012, the Institute of Medicine convened an expert committee to examine the feasibility of establishing evidence-based means of defining SNAP benefit adequacy. The committee recommended assessing factors that can constrain the purchasing power of[...]

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WIC The Integrity Profile: IT Services and Support for Operations and Maintenance

Project Overview Administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is operated by 90 WIC state agencies, including the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 34 Indian tribal organizations, and 5 U.S. territories. WIC serves 8 million monthly participants[...]

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WIC TIP NextGen System: Hybrid Agile Scrum System Development

Project Overview The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and nonbreastfeeding women, and for infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. WIC is administered at the state level and supported and monitored at the[...]

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WIC EBT Issuance and Redemption Transaction Database

Project Overview Administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is operated by 90 WIC state agencies, including the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 34 Indian tribal organizations, and 5 U.S. territories. WIC serves 8 million monthly participants[...]

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National and State-Level Estimates of WIC Eligibles and WIC Program Reach

Project Overview This annual study helps the Food and Nutrition Service measure program performance of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and better understand the program’s reach and unmet nutrition assistance needs, particularly at state and participant levels. Insight estimates WIC eligibility using the methodology recommended by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council: National Estimates.[...]

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Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, the Food and Nutrition Service is conducting demonstration projects to evaluate the use of Medicaid data to identify students eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. The[...]

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Child Nutrition Access and Accountability Through Technology Training

Project Overview The annual Child Nutrition Access and Accountability Through Technology (known as CNAAT) National Training Conference provides a forum for attendees to learn new skills, share successful practices, and collaborate on important issues that shape child nutrition technologies. Participants represent school food authorities, information technology, child and nutrition agencies, and USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) national and[...]

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