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Further guidance on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Census 2010 Demonstration Project Income Exclusion

The purpose of this demonstration project is to support the Census Bureau in recruitment and to assist SNAP clients in obtaining valuable work experience that may help lead to greater self-sufficiency.

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Direct Verification Pilot Study: Final Report

On an average school day, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides subsidized meals to approximately 30 million school children, including 18 million low-income children. To ensure program integrity, school districts must select a sample of household applications for free or reduced-price meals, contact the households, and verify eligibility. This process (known as household verification) can be burdensome for both school officials and households. Some households do not respond to verification requests. When this happens, children may lose the free or reduced-price benefits even though they may be eligible for those benefits.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Improper Payments Data Collection Pilot Project

The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-300) (IPIA) requires all Federal agencies to calculate the amount of erroneous payments in Federal programs and to periodically conduct detailed assessments of vulnerable program components. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) subsidizes children's meals and snacks in participating day care centers and family day care homes (FDCHs). The purpose of this pilot was to test possible methods that could lead to valid estimations of the number of meals served by FDCHs. The estimated number of meals served can be used to develop estimates of over- and under-counts of meal claims by FDCH providers that result in erroneous payments.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Census 2010 Demonstration Project - Exclusion of Earned Income of Temporary Census Employees

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of Food and Nutrition Services' (FNS) decision to offer State agencies the opportunity to participate in a demonstration project to exclude earned income from temporary employment in the 2010 census.