Earlier this month, state and local education leaders and advocates gathered at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to discuss strategies for “dual enrollment for adult learners”—an approach we refer to as “DEAL”. These programs, designed using the career pathway model, can provide adults who don’t have a high school diploma or its equivalent with access to federal financial aid to support tuition or living costs by using the Higher Education Act’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision.
The Trump Administration is proposing a new rule to limit nutrition assistance for unemployed and underemployed people who can’t document a set number of work hours per week. The proposed rule would restrict 755,000 low-income people from using SNAP.
President Trump's proposed one-time "investment" in child care is not what working families need—and, in fact, threatens basic protections for children and the standards that are the building blocks of high-quality child care.
The Federal time limit in SNAP already limits eligibility for childless adults aged 18-50, with some exemptions. But due to the complex nature of low-income households and extended families, mothers and children are at risk of being harmed by the USDA's proposed SNAP rule.
As policymakers talk about health care for all, CLASP wants them to explicitly include immigrants when defining “all.” We know society is better off when everyone—parents & children, citizens & non-citizens—has access to health care.
Young adults who are unemployed and underemployed can receive SNAP. But, on February 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service proposed a regulation that would take away food from about 755,000 struggling workers without children. Should this rule be finalized, it would disproportionately harm young adults.