Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Reaching Those in Need: Food Stamp Participation Rates in 1998

This is the third 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 1998 and the change between September 1994 and September 1998. 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 1997. These estimates are different from those previously reported because of improvements in data and estimation methods.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Changes in Client Service in the Food Stamp Program After Welfare Reform: A Synthesis of Case Studies in Eight States

This report is the final product of a study designed to learn about State Food Stamp Program (FSP) policy choices and local implementation of these policies after the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). The report presents examples of policies and practices that may have affected client service in the FSP in terms of program accessibility, quality of service and availability of employment and training services, particularly for food stamp recipients that do not receive cash assistance (non-TANF food stamp households).