Dual Enrollment – What Works

Posted by Jenn Tracy, May 20, 2019, CalFresh Participation

In a new report, ATC revisited the counties interviewed in 2017 (see the prior report here) to find out more about how these strategies have worked out, where they have been expanded or pulled back, and the impact on participation in CalFresh.

We also interviewed new counties that undertook dual enrollment strategies since January 2017.

Finally, we’ve added findings from SNAP (CalFresh in CA) enrollment research to further ground the dual enrollment work in promising practices from other states.

Appendix A: County Case Studies, includes an overview of each responding county’s projects, along with their strategy and outcomes, lessons learned, or next steps.

We have updated the recommendations to better reflect the changing landscape in California: CalFresh SSI Expansion, which will make thousands of vulnerable Californians eligible for the CalFresh program,2 and the start or continued implementation of the ABAWD time limit rules in six counties.

The successful dual enrollment strategies and models can be adopted at the state level and adapted in all California counties in order to engage SSI recipients in application processes that reduce barriers and increase efficiency.

Most importantly, we continue to face hunger in our communities that could be ameliorated by improved access to CalFresh.

Read more here.