The Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University received a $3.5 million Community Partnership Program contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to expand access to food and health care for low-income Texas families.
The Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University has been awarded a $3.5 million contract from the state to expand a community outreach program designed to improve access to state food and health care benefits.
WACO, Texas (March 18, 2013) - The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor University has received a $3.5 million Community Partnership Program (CPP) contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) that will allow THI to develop an innovative statewide public-private partnership to expand access to food and health care for low-income Texas families through community-based research and programmatic activities. The contract is renewable for up to five years.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) is facing cuts on at least two different fronts over the next year. The new Ryan budget, introduced last Monday, includes $135 billion cuts to the program over the next ten years. But even if Ryan's proposed cuts do not make it into a final budget deal, SNAP funding will automatically decline in early 2014, thanks to the expiration of a stimulus package provision which increased food stamp money