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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

State Innovations and Opportunities with SNAP and TANF to Build Family Economic Security and Mobility

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provide supportive services, meet workforce needs and help families build economic security and mobility. Recently, both programs have received increased attention. Both are federally directed programs; however, legislatures establish the policy landscape for how they are implemented in their states. Join Dana Thomson, a senior research scientist from Child Trends and other state policy leaders from health and human services to prepare for potential program changes to SNAP and TANF, learn about other states’ innovations and inform NCSL’s federal advocacy positions.


  • Dana Thomson, senior research scientist II, Child Trends