Texas Food Stamp Employment and Training/Jobs Conformance Demonstration in Texas: Baseline Cost Analysis

Trunkey, R. Derek
King, Christopher T.
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Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources

The Center for the Study of Human Resources (CHR), a research center affiliated with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of The University of Texas at Austin, is conducting a multi-year evaluation of the Food Stamp Employment and Training (E&T)/Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program Conformance Demonstration. This evaluation U.S. Department of Agriculture, is being conducted in McLennan and Smith counties for the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS). The evaluation is designed to describe and monitor the policies and practices· implemented for the demonstration and to assess their preliminary impacts on service delivery, participation, outcomes and costs in order to refine the demonstration model for program improvements generally and for possible expansion to other Texas counties.