Children and Youth Funding Report

Child Welfare

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WIC Costs, Participation Remain Stable

The nation's special nutrition program of infants and young mothers, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, has been extremely effective at providing help to disadvantaged families at critical times during their children's lives. WIC provides nutrit...

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Advocates Push for Additional Funding to Reach Disadvantaged Youth, Minorities

Lawmakers should increase funding programs that provide services for vulnerable youth, including young men of color and those disconnected from school and work, to keep young people connected and put them on a career or college path, advocates say. Arbitrary sequester caps continue to produce an...

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GOP Bills Would Move TANF Participants from Welfare to Work

Republican House lawmakers introduced bills to overhaul the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, encouraging beneficiaries to move from welfare to work. The bills are part of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-MN) efforts to revamp the nation's safety net ...

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Efforts Launched to Make Sure Kids Donít Go Hungry This Summer

The Education and Agriculture departments roll out new efforts to help schools and social service agencies provide food to disadvantaged children and youth who may go hungry this summer once they stop receiving free/reduced price meals at school. During the school year, over 21 million children...

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DoEd to Review Performance of Child Care Program Grantees

The Education Dept. (DoEd) will monitor the performance of grantees who receive money through the $9.5 million Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CFDA Number: 84.335). Public Comment Deadline: Aug. 5. The grant program, which made 86 awards in the last round of competition, sup...

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ACF to Keep Tracking Foster Care Transition Efforts

The Admin. for Children and Families (ACF) at the Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS) wants to continue tracking how well state agencies help at-risk youth transition out of foster care. Public Comment Deadline: Aug. 10. The ACF wants to continue using the National Youth in Transition Dat...

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$108M Distributed to Prevent Family Violence, Improve Child Welfare

HHS' Admin. for Children and Families (ACF) distributes $108 million in anti-domestic violence grants that help local and state domestic violence service providers deliver assistance to victims, families and their children. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grants (CFDA Nu...

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Bill Would Extend CHIP Funding, Goes to President

The Senate passes and sends to President Obama a Medicare reform bill that would also boost funding for rural school districts, extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for two years and provide more money for a children's welfare home-visiting program. The bill, HR 2, passed on a 92-to-8 ...

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SNAP Pilots to Improve Nutrition, Child Welfare

The Department of Agriculture's Food Nutrition Service (FNS) names 10 states that won grants under a $200 million program to improve training efforts for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps) participants. Last year's Farm Bill provided for pilots under the SNAP Empl...

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House Bill Would Bolster Rural Schools, Extend CHIP Funding

By an overwhelming majority, the House passes a Medicare reform bill that would also boost funding for rural school districts, extend the Children's Health Insurance Program and provide more money for a children's welfare home-visiting program. The bill, HR 2, passed on a 392-37 vote and would...

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