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Impacts of the new budget on Ohio Job and Family Services, SNAP, and TANF
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Impacts of the new budget on Ohio Job and Family Services, SNAP, and TANF

By: Dylan Armstrong, Public Policy Fellow and Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy | Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ (JFS) mission is to improve the well-being of Ohio’s workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio’s most vulnerable...

Cleveland is again the second poorest city, but there is some good news on race and gender
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Cleveland is again the second poorest city, but there is some good news on race and gender

Community Solutions’ early analysis of the 2022 data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week was mixed. Most of the good news came on Tuesday with the release of the Current Population Survey. This source includes statistics on poverty for states and the country as a whole, including both the Official Poverty Measure (OPM)...

From Pandemic EBT to Summer EBT: The End of the Public Health Emergency and the Beginning of Permanent Hunger Solutions
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From Pandemic EBT to Summer EBT: The End of the Public Health Emergency and the Beginning of Permanent Hunger Solutions

By Rachel Cahill, Visiting Fellow, Public Benefits Sofia Charlot, Guest Author The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 mapped out the legislative end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) programs, marking the end of SNAP emergency allotments and other relief programs associated with the pandemic. This includes the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program which...

Summer Hunger: summer slump, SNAP and poverty in the suburbs
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Summer Hunger: summer slump, SNAP and poverty in the suburbs

For most kids summer means no school, no homework, and no worries. Or, summer might mean no breakfast or lunch. Unfortunately, this not only leads to hungry children but can also diminish the academic gains from the previous year. Poor summer nutrition has been closely linked with summer learning loss, coined the “summer slump.” Food...

SNAP cuts will hurt working families and older people
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Federal anti-hunger aid in Ohio being slashed by over $1.2 billion dollars in 2023; working families and older adults to see biggest cuts

Key Takeaways SNAP Emergency Allotments are ending after February 2023, resulting in $126 million reduction in federal SNAP spending each month in local grocery stores and farmers’ markets: potentially endangering the economic feasibility of grocers in distressed markets. Due to the economic multiplier of SNAP, Ohio’s economy will sustain an annual $1.94 billion reduction in...

Ohio P-EBT guidelines under age 6 2022
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New Pandemic EBT changes boost food security for Ohio’s children

Low-income families with children across Ohio are receiving a much-needed boost in food assistance this summer, thanks to the continuation of the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program. In June 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved two plans by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to...

Not So Golden Years: Listening to Ohio’s Hungry Older Adults
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Not So Golden Years: Listening to Ohio’s Hungry Older Adults

By: Sarah Hudacek, Policy Assistant, Advocates for Ohio’s FutureHope A. Lane Gavin, Health Equity Fellow, The Center for Community Solutions Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a myriad of temporary health and human service programming was created to help stabilize families facing unprecedented illness, job loss and closures. Much of this programming was targeted at low-income working...

New Ohio SNAP vendor and three ways to improve EBT service
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New Ohio SNAP vendor and three ways to improve EBT service

On June 13, 2022, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) announced a new contract with Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc. to manage Ohio’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and Electronic Payment Card (EPC) Systems for the State of Ohio. This is an important development for Ohioans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or...