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 

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

Colorado

Funder: Anonymous donor through Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Partner: Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Publications: Three Policy Reforms to Help Low-Income Children in Colorado

Connecticut

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

District of Columbia

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 after school programs, Presented at 2018 RECS Conference

Florida

Funder: Anonymous donor through Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Partner: No official partner
Publications: The Florida Minimum Wage: How Much Can It Really Buy, and How High Should It Be?

Kentucky

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

Maine

Funder: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
State Partner: Maine Department of Health and Human Services: Office for Family Independence
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

New Jersey

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

Ohio

Funder: Anonymous donor through Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
State Partner: Policy Matters Ohio
Publications: Three Policy Reforms to Help Low-Income Children in Ohio

Wisconsin

Funder: Schmidt Futures
State Partner: Parsley
Year: 2021

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