The Study of Iowa's Limited Benefit Plan was made possible by financial support generously provided by the following organizations:
- The Annie E. Casey Foundation
- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
- The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
- The Northwest Area Foundation
- The Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Ann Wiebers of the Iowa Department of Human Services handled many administrative aspects of the study, arranged for us to have access to data from state administrative systems, and responded to our numerous questions concerning Iowa's welfare system. Kelleen Kaye and her colleagues at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation provided valuable comments on the instrument for the study's survey of welfare clients whose cash assistance was terminated and on the research design for the analysis of the flow of cases through the Limited Benefit Plan.
At MPR, Rita Stapulonis and Martha Kovac were the director and deputy director, respectively, of the telephone phase of the client survey. Mark Brinkley and Jill Corcoran provided programming and research assistance in the analysis of data from the survey and from state administrative records.
At ISED, Thomas Martin contributed to the study design and reviewed analysis plans and preliminary findings. Leigh Ann Jero assisted with the training of field interviewers for the client survey. Todd Schuldt, Lara Moore, and Connie Millson provided data entry, programming, and research assistance in the analysis of data from the survey and from case studies of families participating in the Limited Benefit Plan.
We thank all of the above organizations and individuals for their important contributions to the Study of Iowa's Limited Benefit Plan and to this report. We also thank the Iowa families that participated in the client survey and the case studies. Without their cooperation, this study would not have been possible.