Resource | Policy Memos
Further Questions Answers on the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

These questions and answers deal with able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics
Charactertics of Childless Unemployed Adult and Legal Immigrant Food Stamp Participants: Fiscal Year 1995

The Adolescent WIC Participants Study was a national survey of adolescent women enrolled in the WIC program and WIC clinic directors. Approximately 15 percent of the women served by the WIC program are adolescents. This study was designed to describe the characteristics of adolescent women in WIC, as well as to identify their special needs, such as nutrition education, referral to other agencies, and their satisfaction with the services they received. The Adolescent WIC Participants Study was the first national survey of pregnant teenagers and mothers served by the WIC program. Following a series of 24 focus groups with WIC adolescents and program staff to clarify the study issues, the study team conducted a multi-stage survey of 297 WIC clinic directors and 2,649 adolescents, 14 to 19 years of age, who visited WIC clinics during a 60-day period in the first half of 1997.

Resource | Policy Memos
Food Stamp Comparable Disqualifications

The following memo gives guidance on disqualifying a member of a food stamp household from the Food Stamp Program when that person fails to do something required by another public assistance program.

Resource | Research | Participation Rates
Trends in FSP Participation Rates: Focus on August 1995

This report presents the latest trends in Food Stamp Program (FSP) participation rates. It adds one more year of information, 1995, to the series of reports on FSP participation rates based on March Current Population Survey (CPS) data for eligibles and FSP administrative data for participants. Participation rates are calculated as the percentage of the total eligible population that participate in the FSP.

Resource | Policy Memos
Work Supplementation or Support Guidance Q&As

The goal of work supplementation or support is to help move public assistance food stamp recipients into nonsubsidized jobs and promote self sufficiency.

Resource | Policy Memos
Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

The Fiscal Year 1997 Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 105-18) gave States the option of purchasing Federal food stamps for use in State-funded food assistance programs that provide nutrition assistance to legal immigrants and childless, able-bodied adults ineligible for the Food Stamp Program because of the three-month food stamp time limit. Below are guidelines States should observe when operating State-funded programs that utilize Federal food stamps.

Resource | Policy Memos
Guidance on State Option Food Stamp Programs

Attached is guidance for your staff and State agencies on submitting a request to purchase food stamps for use in State-funded nutrition programs. The guidance includes information on the terms for reimbursing the Federal government for the value of food stamps distributed and the Federal administrative costs incurred under such State programs.

Resource | Legislation
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (PL 105–33)

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 - PL 105–33

Resource | Research | Nutrition Education and Promotion
Understanding the Food Choices of Low Income Families

This report presents the findings of a study sponsored by FCS that examined the food-choice behavior of low-income families. FCS undertook the study to better understand the food-purchasing and food choice decisions of the population the program serves.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Evaluation of Food Retailer Compliance Management Demonstrations in EBT Ready States and Related Initiatives

This study evaluates the Retailer Compliance Management Demonstrations in EBT-ready States. In these demonstrations, the State food stamp agencies in New Mexico (NM) and South Carolina (SC) assumed responsibility for managing the participation of food retailers in the FSP, a task previously managed exclusively by the federal government.