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PCG subject matter experts discuss technology implications of 2018 Farm Bill


For public sector health and human services agencies, change is inevitable – whether it is driven by new legislation, administration turnover, or just continuous process improvement of government programs. One such change in legislation on PCG’s mind is the 2018 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed by the President in December 2018, which reauthorizes SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) through 2023.  

In a post published on CompTIA’s blog as part of the Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG), Carole Hussey and Paul Lefkowitz of PCG seek to clarify ways the 2018 Farm Bill may launch the need for technology support. Specifically, they discuss the two updates that will most likely require new technology initiatives at the state level:

  • The establishment of the National Accuracy Clearinghouse (NAC), a technology-based solution designed to curb interstate dual participation in SNAP.
  • Limits to the scope of Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE) proposed by the administration via the rulemaking process in the months following passage.


As the industry awaits more guidance and implementation of the final rule, read the full blog post here to stay up to date in the meantime.