As the 117th Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration begin their terms, they must identify why the current mental and behavioral health infrastructure does and will not work to meet the needs of millions, and push innovative and bold ideas that put people’s well-being first.
In December, lawmakers passed a coronavirus relief package that provides essential economic relief for millions of workers and people with low incomes, though it falls short of the high levels of need. Here are ten things to know about the second round of payments.
Congressional leaders have finally moved forward a COVID relief package. The package includes $10 billion in Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds dedicated to relief for the child care sector.
The latest COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress will allow college students with low incomes to more easily access SNAP benefits – temporarily removing strict work and eligibility requirements for students.
Colorado recently won paid family and medical leave through a historic ballot initiative. The passing of Proposition 118 was possible thanks to the work of grassroots organizers and advocates who were willing to build on lessons learned from the nine states and D.C. that already have paid leave programs.
“We live in a country that is more concerned about making up for lost profits instead of the rising death toll—massive unemployment rates and the ones that had hardships before the pandemic occurred—but continue.” —Christian “C-STEEZ” Sutton