Performance Improvement 2006. Lessons from the Implementation of Cash and Counseling in Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey


This paper is the first to consider the Cash and Counseling program in all three states. It draws lessons about the structure and policies of a Cash and Counseling program, to provide information useful to other states considering adopting such a program. It draws on the experience of those responsible for the demonstration and evaluation at the Cash and Counseling National Program Office, the Assistant  Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the three participating states, and Mathematica Policy Research (MPR). Evaluation staff visited each of the three Cash and Counseling programs about 18 months after each began to operate, and these visits provide an important source of data.

PIC ID: 8073; Agency Sponsor: ASPE-ODALTCP, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy; Federal Contact: Doty, Pamela, 202-690-6443; Performer: Boston College, Social Welfare Research Institute, Chestnut Hill, MA

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