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Founded in 2009, the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Based in Concord, NHFPI produces regular reports on the fiscal and economic challenges facing New Hampshire and strives to serve as a resource to anyone interested in meeting those challenges in a fair and sound fashion.

Affiliations

In its efforts to promote equitable, responsible, and sustainable fiscal and economic policies, NHFPI collaborates with two national networks of state-level policy research organizations, the State Priorities Partnership (SPP) and the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN).  To learn more about SPP and EARN, simply click on the logos below.

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Funding

NHFPI’s work is made possible by the generous support of foundations, organizations, and individuals that share its vision of economic opportunity, prosperity, and security for all New Hampshire residents.  Among its current foundation supporters are the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Endowment for Health,  New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation.

If you find NHFPI’s work valuable, please consider adding your name to the organization’s growing list of supporters.  You may make a tax-deductible contribution today, either by visiting our Donations page or mail your contribution to: New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, 64 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301.

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Increases to SNAP Benefits Would Offset Higher Food Costs and Boost the Economy

30 Jul 2020

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides critical nutritional aid to individuals and families with low incomes, including those who have faced income losses. As Granite Staters continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, aiding those who are most affected and who have the fewest resources will help ensure they weather the crisis while supporting the economic recovery as well. Federal policy actions so far have provided temporary emergency SNAP allotments to recipients, along with extended nutritional benefits to certain children due to school closures, temporarily easing certain redetermination criteria, among other changes. Despite these actions, additional benefits may be needed as more impacts of the COVID-19 crisis become known, and as other supports expire or are discontinued. Additional SNAP benefits would help support Granite Staters who are experiencing food insecurity while providing a boost to the economy.

NHFPI Seventh Annual Conference

NHFPI Annual Conference