This legislation modernizes the workforce system by creating “Upskill Accounts” of up to $8,000 to fund high-quality, high-value training pegged to regional need AND cover critical supports like child care and transportation.
HUD recently proposed a regulation that would directly undermine the wellbeing of low-income “mixed-status” immigrant families, including citizen children, by compelling those households to disband to continue receiving federally-assisted housing.
In the wake of federal legislation passed in 1996, people with drug-related felony convictions were banned from SNAP and TANF. Fortunately, continuing a national trend, two more states have lifted these restrictions this year.
In its latest effort to reduce access to affordable health care, CMS is reportedly working on guidance to allow states to apply for waivers that would block grant their Medicaid programs. Block granting Medicaid is not only legally dubious, but also an ill-informed policy that will act only as a cut to Medicaid.
Project QUEST in San Antonio was a pioneer in creating what is now known as an adult career pathway program. Strong evaluation results prove the effectiveness of this model for increasing the earnings of low-income adults.
State policy choices on how to fund postsecondary institutions—through the specific use of outcomes-based funding (OBF)—can either help or hinder efforts to address inequities that affect so many students and our nation.