On August 1, 2019, the U.S. Senate passed a two-year budget bill, already approved by the House, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. While this year’s bill did not include a specific funding commitment for child care, it paves the way to maintain and build on last year’s historic increase.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) currently covers over 8 million low-income children in working families with income too high to qualify for Medicaid. But without action from Congress, this program will expire at the end of September 2017.
It is critical that educators and administrators in preschools, elementary schools, child care programs, and Head Start programs are prepared to support immigrant families and are aware of the laws that protect them and their children. This blog post breaks down what you need to know.
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Houston and the Texas coast are still experiencing severe flooding, with more rain expected in the coming days in both Texas and Louisiana. A little-known program called the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) can help.
The deeply damaging federal budget Congress consider soon after returning from recess threatens families and communities by making cuts to crucial federal programs and a sharp retrenchment in funding to states.
Before recessing for the August break, the U.S. Senate passed S 860 to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, which provides federal funding to support evidence-based programs for youth who are involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Over the last several years, states have been working to improve their Employment and Training (E&T) programs operated within the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).
On the Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) 24th anniversary, CLASP commemorated progress while recognizing workers and their families need for far more support. This includes access to health insurance as well as the paid leave that enables them to use it.