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Foods Typically Purchased by SNAP Households

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) awarded a contract to IMPAQ International to determine what foods are typically purchased by households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This study examined point-of-sale (POS) food purchase data to determine for what foods SNAP households have the largest expenditures, and how their expenditures compare to those made by non-SNAP households.

Social Return on Investment Evaluation of a Race to the Top Grant Fund

Race to the Top (RTT) is a $4.35 billion US Department of Education competitive grant created to spur and reward innovation and reforms in state and local district K-12 education. RTT awards go to states that are leading the way with ambitious yet achievable plans for implementing coherent, compelling, and comprehensive education reform. Georgia’s Governor’s Office of Student Achievement contracted IMPAQ International to analyze the Social Return on Investment (SROI) on participant outcomes in various RTT activities in the state.

Feasibility of Tribal Administration of FNS Programs

IMPAQ conducted a study of over 100 American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages to determine the interest and feasibility of Tribal Administration of Federal nutrition assistance programs. The four nutrition assistance programs studied were: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

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