This research seeks to understand perspectives from state SNAP administrators on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from waivers and flexibilities used to preserve equitable access to SNAP during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on state agency survey responses, this report summarizes key findings from the first calendar year of pandemic response and provides policy considerations for the future of SNAP. This report reflects part 1 of the project, which includes descriptive statistics, key findings, and recommendations for SNAP policy from a nationwide survey of state SNAP agencies conducted between December 2020 and January 2021. Part 2 of the project will incorporate findings from focus group discussions conducted in the spring of 2021.
Published: June 2021
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Authors: Bresnahan C, Ellison C, Green C, Headrick G, Ji Yeun Lee C, Lyons M, Moran A, Tse J
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