States “are really the only ones that are capable of knowing whether or not they should have the [three-month] time limit in place,” says Nune Phillips, an analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, which advocates for low-income individuals and families. “This is really about the federal government telling states that it knows best.”
This brief explains why high-quality, short-term education and training programs that are part of a career pathway should be eligible for Pell grants.
Three million Americans living in poverty are either a mother who has experienced depression or a young adult who has experienced serious psychological distress. Untreated mental health needs have significant consequences for mothers and young adults as well as their families.
Maine's LIFT Act recognizes the challenges that can prevent low-income students from completing postsecondary education. By combining public benefits with targeted counseling, financial aid, and advising, the LIFT Act could improve their prospects of degree completion.
On February 9, Congress passed and the President signed a two-year budget deal, under which an additional $5.8 billion in discretionary funding will be provided over two years for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This factsheet, created by CLASP and the National Women's Law Center, answers "frequently asked questions" about the budget deal.
CLASP issued this statement from Olivia Golden on Trump's FY 2019 budget proposal.
The budget deal also calls for $5.8 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program, which helps states expand childcare for low-income families. That's double the amount of money the program received previously, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy, an advocacy organization in Washington.