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Inside Code for America’s new food benefits playbook

On this week’s Priorities podcast, Code for America’s Eleanor Davis and No Kid Hungry’s Marisa Kirk-Epstein explain a new playbook designed to help state governments connect students to nutritious food options over the summer. The playbook, which Code for America released last month, helps states overcome some of the hurdles associated with tapping into the upcoming U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s $3.6 billion Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer program. “A lot of work is needed to get this up and running in the next year,” Kirk-Epstein says. “Although we have great models to lean on, a lot of challenges were identified that really need to be worked through in order to stand up this program.”

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Priorities Podcast


Each week, the Priorities Podcast will take you through the latest in state and local government technology news and analysis. The program will explore trending stories throughout the week, as well as feature conversations with top executives across government and industry on things like modernization, emerging technology and digital services.

Hosted by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.