Project: Scaling SNAP Incentive Programs

The Rhode Island Public Health Institute (RIPHI) operates Food on the Move, a program designed to increase access to healthy affordable food. Food on the Move makes healthy food affordable by providing a 50% discount on fruits and vegetables purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Limestone has been hired to evaluate the feasibility of scaling similar incentive programs statewide.

As part of this work, Limestone reviewed and modified Food on the Move’s current research and evaluation plans; developing a costing model to estimate the costs and benefits of expanding SNAP incentive programs statewide; and disseminating the results of the feasibility model.

The costing model been a critical component of the decision making process for supporting SNAP work in Rhode Island.

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Timeline

October

2018

Research
  • Limestone provided a short report on RIPHI’s existing research plan and methods
November-March

2019

Costing model & report
  • Developed a costing model
  • Drafted accompanying report including methodology and recommendations for future research