Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Reaching Those in Need: State Food Stamp Participation Rates in 2000

This document presents estimates of food stamp participation rates for States as of September 2000. These estimates can be used to assess recent program performance and focus efforts to improve performance.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Elderly Participation and the Minimum Benefit

Many elderly individuals eligible for food stamps do not participate. While there are many possible reasons, one commonly offered explanation is that benefits are often too small to justify the effort needed to apply. This analysis suggests that most elderly are eligible for fairly substantial food stamp benefits, although a significant number are eligible only for a small benefit.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0068
Under Secretary Summary of State Options

A letter about the summary of state options to urge full consideration of food stamp policy options, which can improve customer service and streamline program administration.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Trends in Food Stamp Program Participation Rates: 1994 to 2000

This report is the latest in a series on trends in Food Stamp Program (FSP) participation rates, based on the Current Population Survey. This report focuses on changes in rates from 1994 to 2000.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Reaching Those in Need: Food Stamp Participation Rates in the States in 1999

This is the fourth report in a series of publications presenting estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by State, who participate in the Food Stamp Program (FSP). This issue presents food stamp participation rates for States in September 1999 and the change between September 1994 and September 1999. This information can be used to assess recent trends in program performance and focus efforts for improvement. This report also presents revised estimates of FSP participation rates for States in September of 1994 to 1998. These estimates differ from those previously reported because of improvements in data and estimation methods.

Resource | Research | Food/Nutrient Analysis
Availability of Fresh Produce In Nutrition Assistance Programs

Fruit and vegetable consumption is an important component of a balanced diet consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) promotes the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, in all forms – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and juices, through its nutrition assistance programs.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Evaluation of the Expanded Off-Line EBT System in Ohio

This report describes how the Direction Card system works; the process undertaken by ODJFS and its EBT vendor to design, develop, and test the system; the implementation process and experiences; and the cost of system design, development, and implementation. Volume 2 of this report compares the ongoing administrative costs of system operations and system levels of benefit loss and diversion with those of on-line EBT systems and the Dayton pilot.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0009
Improving Program Access to Working Families

This memorandum encourages those state agencies that have not already done so to consider seriously adopting provisions currently available to simplify operations and improve program access for households with earnings.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0008
Updated Guidance for Homeless Children in the School Nutrition Programs

Please advise your state agencies that a January 2002 amendment to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act clarified the definition of homeless children and youth. Another provision of the statute requires each school district to designate a local educational agency liaison for homeless children and youths. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2002-0007
21st Century Community Learning Centers

The No Child Left Behind Act contains a number of changes that affect the Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This memo contains those changes that are pertinent to the child nutrition programs.