Sharing program could save on SNAP

Pilot savings seen with use of state-to-state data sharing program could save nearly $200 million annually.

A new report funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that the National Accuracy Clearinghouse (NAC), a state-to-state data sharing program, could save up to $193.4 million annually by reducing dual participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), if used by states nationwide. The report, prepared by Public Consulting Group (PCG), evaluated the effectiveness of the NAC's pilot program in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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