Merit, a leader in digital credential solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Propel, creator of the free app, Providers, which helps low-income families manage their finances, including government benefits.
This partnership addresses two Kansas government programs that support families in need:
- Kansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which helps families with food insecurities get access to food stamps.
- Kansas Education Enrichment Program (KEEP) which provides qualifying parents and guardians with a $1,000 award per eligible child to pay for educational services that promote learning recovery such as camps, language classes, music lessons, tutoring, and school supplies.
KEEP is managed by the Merit platform, and millions of Americans manage SNAP benefits using Propel’s Providers app. This integration eliminates the need for families who are already qualified for SNAP to go through the lengthy qualification process for KEEP.
Now, applicants for KEEP can rapidly demonstrate their eligibility by selecting to verify via the Propel Providers app where they have linked their SNAP benefits. Not only will participants obtain the investments in their education more quickly, but agencies will conserve resources via cross-program coordination.