SNAP and Head Start Eligibility

June 2, 2022

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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.

Target Audience

  • Eligibility Managers
  • ERSEA staff
  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Program Directors
  • Other senior staff
  • But all are welcome!

Learning Objectives

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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
05/12/2022
Course expires: 
07/03/2022
Event starts: 
06/02/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/02/2022 - 2:30pm EDT
Cost:
$175.00

ANN LINEHAN

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

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]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Eligibility Managers, ERSEA staff, Executive Directors, Head Start Program Directors, Other senior staff, but all are welcome!
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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