(Recorded Webinar) SNAP and Head Start Eligibility
The entire Head Start community is excited about the recent Information Memorandum (IM) from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start (OHS) changing the public benefits eligibility criteria to include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as “food stamps”) in addition to SSI and TANF. OHS has provided helpful information to assist the Head Start community implement this change by providing a webinar as well as issuing FAQs. But what else should the Head Start leaders be thinking about?
Join us for this webinar to get the perspective from an attorney as well as a former agency official as they provide further insight on the significance of this monumental change to the Head Start eligibility requirements.
- Eligibility Managers
- ERSEA staff
- Executive Directors
- Head Start Program Directors
- Other senior staff
- But all are welcome!
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand how the SNAP IM intersects with the statutory and regulatory provisions
- Identify ways programs can help their staff implement the new eligibility criteria
- Anticipate how this change will impact other compliance requirements such as enrollment
Ann Linehan recently retired from her position as the Deputy Director of Office of Head Start (OHS). Ann served as Deputy Director since 2011 and prior to the Deputy position, she held senior management positions in OHS for 15 years overseeing Program Development, Quality Assurance, and Program Operations. Her leadership has been instrumental to improving program performance and increasing federal and local accountability.
Ann began her federal career in 1992 in Region I as the Head Start Regional Program Manager responsible for Head Start programs in New England. Before joining the federal government, she was the Executive Director of a non-profit agency for nearly a decade that provided Head Start and Child Care services in eight communities in Massachusetts. Ann began her career as a special needs teacher for medically fragile children. She holds a BS in Sociology and Psychology and a Masters in Education from Boston State.
Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]
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