In October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will continue to invest a higher level of federal funds for modernizing Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems and allow states to use these improved systems to support other benefit programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) through the A-87 waiver beyond the current December 2015 expiration date.
An extensive study conducted by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service examines the characteristics and circumstances of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households that report zero gross income.
WIOA provides a comprehensive definition of a career pathway program and signals the move toward career pathway system building. However, new and existing partnerships may still wonder what exactly is meant by “career pathways.”
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) pilots are a highly anticipated opportunity to develop and implement innovative strategies that can shape and strengthen future policymaking. As interested states and their local partners plan their applications, numerous questions arise about what is allowable under the pilots.
Many states and counties have not significantly changed the work programs for recipients of cash assistance under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) since the federal program was created in 1996, and only some have made changes since it was last reauthorized 9 years ago.
A brief from CLASP shows how people convicted of a drug-related felony are affected by lifetime bans from receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.
OCTAE in the U.S. Department of Education launched a new initiative earlier this year to provide numerous valuable resources that can benefit practitioners, policymakers, administrators, funders, and others develop career pathways.