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Streamlining public assistance benefits more at-risk families

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are now considered “public assistance” when determining Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility.

This policy change is effective immediately and minimizes the burden on families seeking public assistance. Families who are eligible for one program, like SNAP, can now more easily participate in other services for which they qualify, like Head Start.

Read the full editorial by CAP Tulsa Executive Director Karen Kiely, here.