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FPP “Better Together” Virtual Session for Frontline Financial Capability Practitioners: “Learn About FreshEBT and COVID-19 Impacts on SNAP Households”
08/20/2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDTFree
FPP “Better Together” Virtual Session for Frontline Financial Capability Practitioners, Hunger and Anti-Poverty Advocates, and Those Interested in Fintech for Social Good:
“Learn About FreshEBT and COVID-19 Impacts on SNAP Households”
Thursday, August 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Eastern
in the FPP Zoom Room (password required for entry)
Inviting all direct service Financial Capability practitioners interested in learning more about Propel and their free software application, FreshEBT.
FreshEBT is used by over 3 million Americans across the country and over 400,000 households in Florida. In this session, we will review the features of FreshEBT and how it can be used by your clients, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on SNAP households, and share data about many of the challenges households receiving SNAP are facing during the pandemic. We will discuss topics ranging from food insecurity and housing, to receipt of economic impact payments and unemployment insurance.
Propel builds modern, respectful, and effective technology that helps low-income Americans improve their financial lives. They are the creators of FreshEBT, a free software application used by over 3 million Americans across the country to manage their food stamp (SNAP) benefits. Propel is a mission-driven for-profit company and was recently named a semi-finalist in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Emergency Response Innovation Challenge for its response to COVID-19 and is a winner of The New York Times’ Good Tech Award in 2019. To learn more, visit joinpropel.com.
About the facilitator:
Darren Liddell has been working in the financial empowerment field for over 10 years. Darren currently serves on the non-profit and government team at Propel.
Most recently, Darren served at The Financial Clinic as Director of Program Innovation. In this role, he oversaw the financial coaching, tax preparation, data and policy teams, while providing innovative direction to the organizations local and national programs.
Darren currently serves as a member on Prosperity Now’s Taxpayer Opportunity Network Steering Committee and AFCPE’s Government Affairs Task Force, and is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) through AFCPE.
Previously, he managed Miami-Dade County’s VITA Tax Collaborative of 40 tax sites, coordinated the Miami portion of the first RCT study of financial coaching, and has years of experience as a financial coach and a VITA program manager.
Darren is a proud tax nerd and a racial wealth equity advocate. He is always aiming to learn more about opportunities to address the racial wealth divide through policy, financial coaching, fintech, and at tax time.