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  • Community Eligibility Contributing to More Low-Income Children Eating Healthy School Meals
    October 1, 2013

    Washington, D.C. – October 1, 2013 – Community Eligibility, a successful new federal option that allows schools in high-poverty areas to serve meals at no charge to help reduce hunger and  streamline their school meal programs, is resulting in more children eating school meals in participating states, according to Community Eligibility: Making …
  • Community Eligibility: Making High-Poverty Schools Hunger Free
    Madeleine Levin and Zoë Neuberger
    October 1, 2013

    Executive Summary “Community eligibility” is a powerful new tool to ensure that low-income children in high-poverty neighborhoods have access to healthy meals at school.  Established in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the option allows schools in high-poverty areas …
  • A Technical Assessment of SNAP and Medicaid Financial Eligibility Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    Dottie Rosenbaum, Shelby Gonzales, and Danilo Trisi
    Revised June 6, 2013

    Beginning in 2014, the number of low-income people eligible for Medicaid will expand dramatically.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) sets a national minimum standard for Medicaid eligibility to cover most individuals with incomes below 133 percent of the poverty line.[2]  The Supreme Court ruling leaves it up to states to decide …
  • Online Services for Key Low-Income Benefit Programs
    Revised May 1, 2013

    Virtually all states have made basic program information on the five main state-administered low-income benefit programs — SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps), Medicaid, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and child care assistance …
  • SNAP Online: A Review of State Government SNAP Websites
    Updated May 1, 2013

    All states make information regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, [1] including their applications, state policy manuals or regulations, and general program information, available to the public via the Internet.[2] The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reviewed all the states' web pages to determine what information …
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