Across the nation, child care assistance could reach an additional 230,000 children, according to The Center for Law and Social Policy.
“In a joint statement, NILC and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), which advocates for the eradication of poverty, condemned that President Donald Trump "is trying to achieve through the back door what he has not been able to sell to Congress: broad restrictions on family immigration and punitive policies that would disproportionately harm minorities."
Hannah Matthews is quoted about the importance of the doubling of CCDBG funding.
CLASP issued this statement on the Continuing Resolution and two-year spending agreement.
The Gateway to Careers Act builds on major education and workforce development legislation while also defining a partnership model that will strengthen this work in communities.
The Trump Administration plans to force immigrant families to choose between basic needs and a green card.
CLASP applauds the U.S. Senate for including a historic increase in funding for CCDBG in its budget agreement. This significant win will help 230,000 children whose hard-working parents struggle to afford child care.
States are required by the U.S. Department of Labor to update their four-year Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) plan every two years, with the current update due by March 15, 2018. States and advocates should ensure these revised plans do more to prioritize high-need adults.
This fact sheet addresses how to improve states’ priority of service for high-need adults in the WIOA state plan updates. It includes a review of all states’ original plans on how to implement and monitor the priority, which showed great variety across states, with all in need of at least some improvement.
This joint publication from CLASP and the National Governors Association provides an overview of ways in which states can use two-generation strategies to reform state systems for the benefit of low-income families.