The Secretaries' Innovation Group proposed to and worked with Rep. Steve Southerland (FL-2) to pass the SNAP Work Demonstration as part of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Farm Bill). The bill authorizes ten states to operate projects to engage able-bodied adults in TANF-like work and training activities. Similar demonstration projects were instrumental in paving the way for the landmark 1996 welfare reform law which created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
SNAP Work Demonstration: Section by Section
SNAP Work Demonstration. 2014 Final Farm Bill Language
H.R. 4206: Help Americans in Need Develop their Ultimate Potential (HAND UP) Act was introduced March 11 by Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) and co-sponsored by Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-2), Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3), Rep. David Reichert (WA-8), Rep. Southerland (FL-2), and Rep. Todd Young (IN-9). The bill is to authorize a State or a portion of a State to conduct a demonstration project designed to test methods of program integration and coordination of service with the goals of moving individuals and families towards self-sufficiency, reducing welfare dependence, and increasing work and earnings.
Help Americans in Need Develop their Ultimate Potential: Summary
Help Americans in Need Develop their Ultimate Potential: Section by Section
Help Americans in Need Develop their Ultimate Potential Act