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SNAP E&T 2022 National Forum: Using RCE to Increase Enrollment and Engagement

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Rapid cycle evaluation (RCE) can be a powerful tool for improving programs’ efficiency and effectiveness. It is a collaborative process that follows a series of steps to identify challenges and define and test potential solutions. The process helps build evidence about what works best, for whom, and under what circumstances, which enables program administrators to target scarce resources and maximize potential impacts on the individuals they serve. FNS is currently funding interventions that are making small-scale, low-cost operational changes to improve enrollment and engagement in SNAP E&T programs. This session describes the RCE process, how it can help SNAP E&T program administrators and providers, and the real-world experiences from E&T staff involved in the study. 


  • Dan Friend, Senior Researcher, Mathematica 
  • Patty Ianiere, Assistant Administrator, SNAP E&T, Rhode Island Department of Human Services 
  • Bridgette Acklin, Program Manager, SNAP E&T, District of Columbia Department of Human Services 

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