Public Assistance

Public Assistance

Reliable, high-quality public assistance services are crucial to providing a safety net for low-income families and their children. PCG offers comprehensive consulting and operational support for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), and other public assistance programs.   We work with agencies to maximize resources available while also focusing on improved outcomes for families through innovative approaches to providing public assistance services.    

Our experts can provide

Program Consulting

Helping low-income families achieve self-sufficiency is the most important jobs of public assistance agencies. PCG can help your agency review its policies to ensure they provide the most flexibility to help clients achieve success.

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Finance Consulting

Achieving great outcomes costs money. But state and local agencies that serve families too often face declining budgets and increasing costs. Fluctuating caseloads add to the challenge. PCG can help you maximize your resources, freeing you to do what’s most important: making a difference in the lives of families and their children.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Consulting

Many changes are on the horizon for SNAP, including:

  • New rules regarding ABAWDs (Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents)
  • Changes in SNAP Categorical Eligibility policy
  • New flexibility for non-merit personnel
  • Nationwide implementation of the National Accuracy Clearinghouse

PCG can help your agency adjust and flourish in this ever-changing environment.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Consulting

Are you prepared for potential TANF program changes?

The Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families has proposed a rule, titled “Strengthening Work in TANF”, which could have a significant impact on the administration of the TANF program. The proposed rule includes three major changes:

  1. Families who receive supplemental payments outside of the regular cash assistance program (what ACF calls “token” payments) would no longer be counted in the work participation rate (WPR).
  2. The excess maintenance-of-effort (MOE) provision of the caseload reduction credit calculation, which is used to reduce a State’s WPR target, would be eliminated.
  3. Third-party spending will no longer be allowed to count towards a State’s MOE requirement.

All three of these provisions, which are allowable today, are widely used in TANF administration across the country. If enacted, this rule could have a major impact on many States’ ability to meet WPR targets and MOE spending requirements, which in turn could have adverse impacts on how states administer this important program that serves low-income families in your state.

Our national TANF experts are poised to help you prepare for these potential changes.

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Change is constant. Organizations must continually adapt, reshape, and rethink the best way to move forward. The methods for this work must be practical, the results must be visible, and the improvements must endure. In response, PCG has developed a strategic approach to making meaningful and lasting change in government organizations. We call it Sustainable Change.

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Outsourcing (Operations)

Do you seek a vendor who can provide high quality services to your clients? Are you looking for a partner you can trust to help you serve your families using innovative approaches that will help move them toward self-sufficiency? PCG  proudly partners with public assistance to provide services that accomplishes these important goals.

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