Proposed Welfare Rule Change May Alter State Scholarship Funding Practices

By  Jessica Blake


“It’s clear that a significant amount of what states do can still continue under the rules,” said Elizabeth Lower-Basch, deputy executive director for policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, which advocates for government policies that help low-income people. “There are a lot of things that states name under TANF that are, over all, worthy and useful things. But … it’s really hard to say that funding merit scholarships for middle-class families is what it was intended for.”

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