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Cunnyngham Testifies Before Congress on States' SNAP Policy Options
On March 2, Karen Cunnyngham, associate director of Mathematica’s Data Analytics Division, testified before the House Committee on Agriculture at a hearing to review state-level policy options related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Cunnyngham discussed SNAP data that can shed light on how state policies affect the program and its beneficiaries. She also highlighted additional data sets and tools, such as microsimulation models, that can build the evidence base and inform decision making about SNAP at the state and federal levels.
View a copy of Cunnyngham’s written testimony.
Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2013
This document presents estimates of state SNAP participation rates for all eligible people and for the working poor for fiscal year 2013. These estimates can be used to assess recent program performance and focus efforts to improve access.