Based on the most recently available data, CLASP and NWLC have created fact sheets that provide a snapshot of selected provisions of the CCDBG reauthorization and states current policies in related areas.
A new CLASP fact sheet provides an overview of the research showing why child care assistance is so important to low-income, vulnerable families, and highlights the need for increased investments in these programs.
California is on its way to repealing its maximum family grant rule, effectively granting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance to thousands of poor children who were previously capped from receiving benefits.
Last week, a bipartisan group of House Members introduced H.R.2518, the “Student Right to Know Before You Go” Act of 2015. The legislation would help students, families, and policymakers the information improve postsecondary education decisions.
Today, the House and Senate both reintroduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, which was originally introduced in 2013. The Act would advance high-quality, comprehensive early care and education access for young children across the country.
SNAP time limits affecting able-bodied adults without dependents or "ABAWDS" put millions at risk of losing access to needed nutrition assistance. However, localized pilot programs seek to provide ABAWDs opportunity to participate in work activities.
Two new reports from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the CLASP-led Work Support Strategies (WSS) initiative offer practical, high-impact lessons on integrating systems through policy and technology reform.