Runaway and Homeless Youth
MSG currently supports the Agency for Children and Family’s Family and Youth Services Bureau and its more than 413 active grantees funded under the Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Program. This grant program helps sustain street outreach, emergency shelters and longer-term transitional living, as well as maternity group home programs to serve and protect vulnerable young people. MSG supports these programs across a variety of activities to measure and monitor grantee performance, including delivering technical assistance and facilitating collaboration through virtual and in-person meetings, training, and events.
Parenthood and Family Planning
Successful family planning and parenthood support helps to build healthy families and communities, a mission to which MSG is strongly committed. The firm is currently supporting Agency for Children and Family’s Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program. By providing comprehensive technical assistance services, including marketing and outreach support, MSG helps achieve APP’s mission of preventing pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’ Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) is intended to provide a nutrition safety net and alleviate food insecurity, as well as to increase low-income Americans’ access to healthy foods. MSG is helping to achieve national food security by designing a prospective retailer scoring system that will increase the efficiency of the SNAP authorization process.
Child and Adult Care Food Programs
CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes. The purpose of this aid is to arrange for nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons. MSG’s efforts will culminate in a method to measure inaccurate or incorrect payments made to day care homes, thereby ensuring that CACFP funds are distributed efficiently and children received much-needed nutrition.
MSG is strongly committed to healthy families. Our work spans all manner of family support, including family planning, responsible fatherhood, and nutrition assistance for women and children. Recognizing that early years are critical years, MSG’s work helps to ensure the efficient distribution of resources to youth and families in need.
Native American Populations
MSG is currently providing assistance to the Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education (OIE), which supports local education agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, post-secondary institutions, and other associations to meet the educational and cultural needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). MSG boasts an experienced team that is capable of customizing programming cultural and socioeconomic contexts.
Women, Infants, and Children
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides critical services such as foods, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education for low-income families. MSG supports the work of the WIC program by providing rigorous evaluation services that help to ensure program accountability.
National School Lunch Program
The federal funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. MSG is supporting this important initiative by developing technology-intensive solutions to measure erroneous payments and better target funds to deserving students.