Family Resource Simulator : Partners and Publications

How the FRS Changes Policy: 

Video of FRS Impact and Partners 

FRS From Programming to Policy Change 

Growing Pains: How Benefit Cliffs Can Derail Government Support

Addressing Benefit Cliffs with the Family Resource Simulator

FRS Impact on Policy: 

The Family Resource Simulator: Two Decades of Impact 

Family Resource Simulator Policy Impact Case Study 

Through our Family Resource Simulator projects, NCCP works with state partners to identify state-specific solutions as well as federal reforms.  

Current and Recent State Projects 

Wisconsin
Funder: Schmidt Futures
State Partner: Opportunity Calculator
Year: 2021

New Jersey
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
State Partner: New Jersey Policy Perspectives and New Jersey Citizen Action
Year: 2021

New Hampshire
Funder: New Hampshire Department of Employment Security and NH Department of Health and Human Services
State Partner: EConsult Solutions, Inc., New Hampshire Department of Employment Security and NH Department of Health and Human Services
Year: 2020-2021
Publications:
(1) Constraints on New Hampshire’s Workforce Recovery: Impacts from COVID-19, Child Care and Benefit Program Design on Household Labor Market Decisions:
Presentation
Full Report
(2) Microsite report from NCCP’s partner, EConsult Solutions, which features town and county dashboards
(3) New Hampshire’s ‘Cliff Effect’ Initiative homepage

Kentucky
Funder: Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS)
State Partner: Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS)
Year: 2020 

Connecticut
Funder: The Alliance for Early Success
State Partner: Connecticut Association for Human Services
Year: 2019

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Funder: Pro bono through general support provided by Annie E. Casey Foundation
Partner: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Year: 2019
Publications: (1) Modeling Family Budgets, Decision-making, and Policy Reforms Using the Family Resource Simulator, Presented at 2020 RECS Conference, (2) “Determining marginal tax rates, benefit cliffs, and impacts of policy changes using a hypothetical family approach.”, Presented at 2019 APPAM Conference

Washington, DC
Funder: District of Columbia Department of Human Services
State Partner: District of Columbia Department of Human Services
Publications: (1) Technical Manual; The District of Columbia Family Resource Simulator, (2) Updating basic needs budgets to incorporate the impact of nontraditional work, pre-K, and afterschool programs, Presented at 2018 RECS Conference

Colorado
Funder: Anonymous donor through Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Partner: Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Publications: Making Work Supports Work Colorado

Florida
Funder: Anonymous donor through Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Partner: No official partner
Publications: Making Work Supports Work Florida

Ohio
Funder: Anonymous donor through Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
State Partner: Policy Matters Ohio
Publications: Making Work Supports Work Ohio

National and Regional Projects  

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
NCCP is currently under contract with the Atlanta Fed to support the development of a benefit rules database, which includes policy codes and policy variables for federal rules and state variations in CCDF, SNAP, Section 8, Medicaid, ACA subsidies, TANF, LIHEAP, Head Start, federally-funded meal programs, and federal, state, and local tax credits.
Year: 2020 

US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
Study Title: A Model Effective Marginal Tax Rate Calculator for Families and Caseworkers
Contractor (or Intramural): Manhattan Strategy Group
Year: 2019

The recent Family Resource Simulator analyses have grown out of the Making Work Supports Work projects, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

Contacts 

Heather Koball, Co-Director 
koball@nccp.org

Seth Hartig, Project Director 
hartig@nccp.org

Suma Setty, Senior Research Associate
setty@nccp.org