Project: Food Stamp Program Microsimulation and Related Analysis
Award Year: 1998
Amount of award, fiscal 1998: $778,628.00
Institution: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
Principal Investigator: Steven Carlson
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: The objectives of this project are to provide the simulations and related technical expertise needed to estimate the impact of proposed changes to the Food Stamp Program (FSP). Other objectives include: maintaining and improving microsimulation capabilities, preparing databases, and conducting supporting research. Reports will be provided in such areas as FSP eligibility participation and the poverty population. The cost of the project, which is conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., is $778,628 in fiscal 1998. The project's completion is pending the release of Wave 6 from the 1966 Survey of Income and Program Participation Panel.
Topic: SNAP/Food Stamp Program