Projects

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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System Biology Approaches to Aging and Alzheimer’s

Project Overview In December 2018, the National Institute on Aging’s Division of Neuroscience and Division of Aging Biology within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will convene a workshop on system biology approaches to aging and Alzheimer’s. This project provides all operational support for this critical workshop by national experts, including directing travel and accommodation[...]

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Proposal Panel Experiments

Project Overview Each year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) reviews nearly 50,000 research proposals in all fields of science and science education, with the goal of identifying the highest quality proposals to receive funding. Currently, NSF project officers assign each proposal to a technical panel of reviewers with relevant content expertise to read and evaluate[...]

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Higher Education Programs Logic Models Training

Project Overview As a part of the Educational Technical Assistance and Support Services (EDTASS) BPA, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) contracted with Insight to provide technical assistance to program officers in the Higher Education Programs (HEP). The goal of this project was to provide technical assistance to enable HEP program officers to more effectively[...]

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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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Long-Term Care Survey: Process, Operational Support, and Analysis

Project Overview The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed and tested a new long-term care survey process for nationwide use that will replace the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS), previously used by 27 states and the District of Columbia for nursing home inspections. This project provides support to CMS in the implementation of the[...]

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Postsecondary Studies: Publications, Education Analysis, and Reporting for Sample Surveys, Assessments, and Administrative Data Collections

Project Overview On behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the U.S. Department of Education, Insight is analyzing and reporting research data related to postsecondary education in the United States. These reports are designed to address a variety of topics, including costs associated with postsecondary education that are of interest to federal[...]

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Career/Technical Education Statistics System: Publications, Education Analysis, and Reporting for Sample Surveys, Assessments, and Administrative Data Collections

Project Overview Over the last several decades, career and technical education (CTE) has undergone considerable transformation as a result of advances in technology, fundamental changes in the U.S. economy, and reform and innovation among CTE educators. As industry continues to adopt technologies to improve products and create efficiencies, CTE will play a pivotal role in[...]

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