Government has a new guide to reduce SNAP 'churn'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.