Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest (2015)

Utilized their grant funds to file a class suit against the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for failure to process food stamps within the 30-day federally mandated timeframe thereby disadvantaging hundreds of households. Leiting-Hall v. Philips

After the class was certified settlement occurred whereby the Department agreed to process 96% of the applications within 30 days and provide monthly reports to Nebraska Appleseed! 

“The Barbara McDowell Foundation’s support gave us the capacity to engage in extensive discovery  and see the case through a long period of settlement negotiations so that thousands of Nebraskans have access to food stamp benefits that they need,” said Molly McCleery, staff attorney.

Click here to see the original grant, including the six-month and year-end reports.