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  • Individual Author: Cerf, Benjamin; Leach, Mark A.; Mitchell, Josh; Shattuck, Rachel M.
    Year: 2017

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes how the great recession of 2007-2010 has exacerbated the economic instability of many U.S. families, and how it has renewed Congressional interest in evaluating programs like SNAP, WIC, and TANF.

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes how the great recession of 2007-2010 has exacerbated the economic instability of many U.S. families, and how it has renewed Congressional interest in evaluating programs like SNAP, WIC, and TANF.

  • Individual Author: Thrasher, Dory
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2017

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recertification process.

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recertification process.

  • Individual Author: Kaz, David
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2016

    A growing number of States are realizing the potential of the SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) program to help meet the urgent need of their SNAP participants for higher skills and better jobs. While States can turn to proven strategies to jumpstart their programs, some may be understandably hesitant to do so without knowing more about the staffing and infrastructure required. States may be especially uncertain about what it takes to develop and support a more robust SNAP E&T program that expands the use of 50 percent reimbursement (50-50) funds through third-party partnerships.

    This brief seeks to reduce this uncertainty for States in two ways. First, it provides them with a detailed picture of what staffing functions and infrastructure may be required both to plan for and administer an expanded SNAP E&T program utilizing primarily 50-50 funds. What are the key tasks and roles and who will perform these? What systems need to be in place? Second, the brief will offer States some recommendations for identifying and accessing the resources they may need...

    A growing number of States are realizing the potential of the SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) program to help meet the urgent need of their SNAP participants for higher skills and better jobs. While States can turn to proven strategies to jumpstart their programs, some may be understandably hesitant to do so without knowing more about the staffing and infrastructure required. States may be especially uncertain about what it takes to develop and support a more robust SNAP E&T program that expands the use of 50 percent reimbursement (50-50) funds through third-party partnerships.

    This brief seeks to reduce this uncertainty for States in two ways. First, it provides them with a detailed picture of what staffing functions and infrastructure may be required both to plan for and administer an expanded SNAP E&T program utilizing primarily 50-50 funds. What are the key tasks and roles and who will perform these? What systems need to be in place? Second, the brief will offer States some recommendations for identifying and accessing the resources they may need to support this added capacity. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Bolen, Ed; Foster, Marcie ; O'Callaghan, Susan; Zhang, Ting; Heiman, Patrick
    Reference Type: SSRC Products
    Year: 2016

    On January 28, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm EST the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted The Connection Between SNAP and Work Webinar. During this free Webinar, attendees learned not only about the role of Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program's (SNAP) in promoting economic security and job development opportunities for low-income households, but also the ways in which the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program supports these efforts. Speakers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Seattle Jobs Initiative, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the University of Baltimore outlined the key factors that impact participants' work propensity, job tenure, and earnings, and described their experiences implementing, supporting, and evaluating programs that connect SNAP participants to employment. Mr. Ed Bolen, Ms. Marcie Foster, Ms. Susan O’Callaghan and Dr. Ting Zhang co-presented on the subject. Mr. Patrick Heiman moderated the discussion.

    This is the Powerpoint Presentation from the Webinar. Listen to the recording from the...

    On January 28, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm EST the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted The Connection Between SNAP and Work Webinar. During this free Webinar, attendees learned not only about the role of Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program's (SNAP) in promoting economic security and job development opportunities for low-income households, but also the ways in which the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program supports these efforts. Speakers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Seattle Jobs Initiative, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the University of Baltimore outlined the key factors that impact participants' work propensity, job tenure, and earnings, and described their experiences implementing, supporting, and evaluating programs that connect SNAP participants to employment. Mr. Ed Bolen, Ms. Marcie Foster, Ms. Susan O’Callaghan and Dr. Ting Zhang co-presented on the subject. Mr. Patrick Heiman moderated the discussion.

    This is the Powerpoint Presentation from the Webinar. Listen to the recording from the Webinar here. The Webinar transcript can be found here. A record of the question and answer session from the Webinar can be found here.

  • Individual Author: Bolen, Ed; Foster, Marcie ; O'Callaghan, Susan; Zhang, Ting; Heiman, Patrick
    Reference Type: SSRC Products
    Year: 2016

    On January 28, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm EST the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted The Connection Between SNAP and Work Webinar. During this free Webinar, attendees learned not only about the role of Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program's (SNAP) in promoting economic security and job development opportunities for low-income households, but also the ways in which the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program supports these efforts. Speakers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Seattle Jobs Initiative, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the University of Baltimore outlined the key factors that impact participants' work propensity, job tenure, and earnings, and described their experiences implementing, supporting, and evaluating programs that connect SNAP participants to employment. Mr. Ed Bolen, Ms. Marcie Foster, Ms. Susan O’Callaghan and Dr. Ting Zhang co-presented on the subject. Mr. Patrick Heiman moderated the discussion.

    This is the transcript from the Webinar. Listen to the recording from the Webinar...

    On January 28, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm EST the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted The Connection Between SNAP and Work Webinar. During this free Webinar, attendees learned not only about the role of Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program's (SNAP) in promoting economic security and job development opportunities for low-income households, but also the ways in which the SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program supports these efforts. Speakers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Seattle Jobs Initiative, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the University of Baltimore outlined the key factors that impact participants' work propensity, job tenure, and earnings, and described their experiences implementing, supporting, and evaluating programs that connect SNAP participants to employment. Mr. Ed Bolen, Ms. Marcie Foster, Ms. Susan O’Callaghan and Dr. Ting Zhang co-presented on the subject. Mr. Patrick Heiman moderated the discussion.

    This is the transcript from the Webinar. Listen to the recording from the Webinar here. The Powerpoint presentation can be found here. A record of the question and answer session from the Webinar can be found here.

     

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