Government has a new guide to reduce SNAP 'churn'

by • 9 months ago

A new guide walks state and local government agencies through creating a text-based system to help eligible families get recertified for nutritional assistance.

Polygamist community food stamp controversy kicks off fraud detection effort in Utah

by • 5 years ago

An organized effort by leaders of a religious sect to defraud the state's food assistance program has compelled authorities to develop new preventative tactics.

After California food stamp tool, Code for America explores new state partnerships

by • 5 years ago

Expansion of the nonprofit's food assistance tool is proof that the civic tech market is maturing, says the group's leader.

Feds share experimental one-stop benefits portal

by • 6 years ago

A new site from the U.S. Digital Service tests the possibility for a single enrollment site for federal benefits.

L.A. moves on plans to expand broadband access

by • 7 years ago

Officials in Los Angeles are reviewing proposals from vendors angling to help stand up the city's municipal broadband program.

Commentary: How no-touch processing is changing state services

by • 7 years ago

Automated systems are helping state health agencies free up workers from processing applications, giving them more time to help citizens in state services that require human interaction.

Commentary: Analytics can help states’ neediest families

by • 7 years ago

Federal, state and local governments spend more than trillion a year on programs aimed at low-income families. Analytics would reduce fraud and help those dollars go further.