We enhanced the CUSP data model to incorporate actual child household income data from clients’ administrative data systems, notably systems that house state subsidy data. In prior CUSP versions, household incomes for children served by subsidy programs were imputed using Census data and state-specific program eligibility requirements. In our latest release, we modified the CUSP extract, transform, and load (ETL) process to integrate household income data into the CUSP data model, thus improving data accuracy and modeling outcomes.
- Enhanced CUSP ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) process to ingest and integrate child-level income data.
- The updated CUSP income methodology incorporates raw income data as well as income as a multiple of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and of the state median income (SMI) for every state.