This cooperative agreement, awarded to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago in 2013, supported the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of technical assistance to support family self-sufficiency research and administrative data analysis. This center served as a hub to support the development of state and federal capacity for administrative data collection, linkage, and analysis. The goal was to provide practitioners and policymakers access to high-quality information on family self-sufficiency programs.
The Data Center’s technical assistance activities included:
- Compiling, documenting, and preparing state and federal family self-sufficiency data sources;
- Designing trainings, individualized consultations, and multi-state collaborative research projects to support agencies’ analysis of administrative data;
- Developing software, tools, and resources to support administrative data use; and
- Continuous learning about needs, barriers, and challenges associated with administrative data.
A brief documenting lessons learned from the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center, with references to resources produced by the effort, can be found on the Chapin Hall PDF (PDF) Visit disclaimer page .
The point of contact is Nicole Deterding.