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Reaching Underserved Elderly and Working Poor in SNAP - FY 2009 Pilots

The Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (PL 111-8) provides funds for the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to test a wider range of approaches on a larger scale to identify successful models for expanding access to SNAP among two key underserved populations—eligible households with elderly members (persons who are age 60 years and older) and eligible households with adult members who are working or are looking for work (working poor households). This project will build on the promise of prior research which demonstrated the feasibility of increasing SNAP participation among the low-income elderly in a few small sites.

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