Over 20 million households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from the Federal government each month. This study examined point-of-sale (POS) food purchase data to determine what foods SNAP participants typically purchase and how these purchases compare to those made by non-SNAP households. By using POS data to compare the purchases of SNAP households to those of non-SNAP households, the current study provided more detail on food expenditure patterns than previous studies.
As state budgets have shrunk and assistance program caseloads grown, many states and counties are having difficulty meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application, recertification, and case management processes. It is critical that state SNAP managers look for improved ways to improve efficiency and better serve eligible households.
For this project, IMPAQ conducted an evaluation of the Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS) used by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. The FCSS is used by OFCCP to identify Federal contractors who do not comply with Federal laws related to employee discrimination.
IMPAQ designed an evaluation of the enforcement procedures used by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S.
IMPAQ is conducting a random assignment impact evaluation of OSHA’s Site Specific Targeting (SST) program, an inspection program that targets establishments in high-hazard non-construction sectors.
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S.
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for the administration and enforcement of a wide range of laws which collectively cover virtually all private and State and local government employment. This project is assessing WHD’s directed enforcement work in the residential care and day care industries in different WHD regions.
The positive findings from the evaluation of the Project GATE demonstration project conducted by IMPAQ led the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S.
IMPAQ is currently supporting the U.S.
IMPAQ studied the effectiveness of six workforce training programs supported by National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) through a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant. These programs provide training to unemployed workers to help them get jobs in health care, advanced manufacturing, and construction. The IMPAQ study included two components: (1) examine the characteristics and outcomes of participants in 30 NFWS/SIF programs in nine states; and (2) perform a quasi-experimental impact study of six selected programs in Ohio and Wisconsin.