This afternoon, nearly 200 national, state, and local organizations that work on behalf of children and youth sent a letter to Congress, listing their child-focused priorities for the next COVID-19 recovery package.
TANF is critical in limiting the economic fallout of COVID-19; yet, there are many barriers to access. States should reduce barriers to TANF during this health crisis to help families remain economically stable.
During tax season, many filers will receive a refund: the earned income tax credit (EITC). The EITC is a refundable tax credit for low- and moderate-income earners that reduces the likelihood of millions of workers being taxed into poverty.
CLASP worked with our partners to send the U.S.
This article, which gives an overview of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, cites a CLASP report.
While Congress has excluded millions of immigrants and their families in recently enacted COVID-19 legislation, states have stepped up to fill the gap by providing relief to immigrant families.
The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress and enacted on March 27, 2020, includes resources specifically targeted to individuals and families with low incomes affected by the public health and economic crises. This fact sheet describes key provisions, considerations, and action steps for how state child care agencies can make the most of resources provided through the Act.
This brief contains framing, analysis, and recommendations for the development of high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs. Guided by an equity focus, these strategies can help to bolster the outcomes for individuals and communities that have been traditionally left out of apprenticeships.
Wendy Cervantes was quoted about how immigrants, who are still going to work, are important in fighting back against the pandemic.
Olivia Golden was quoted about CLASP's support for the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act.