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Report: Tax Reform Must Not Be Balanced on Backs of Families, Children

President Trump and Republicans in Congress are considering tax reforms which could cut corporate tax rates and provide substantial relief for the wealthy while shifting the nation's tax burden onto the poor, working families and children, a new report says. A Center on Budget and Policy Prioritie...

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ACF Releases New Child Abuse, Neglect Data

New federal data on child abuse and neglect was released by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, which analyzes data collected by state child protective services (CPS) agencies. The report shows an increase from FY 2014 to 2015 in three key areas: numbers of referrals to CPS agencies alle...

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Despite Threats to Repeal ACA, Child ‘Home-Visiting’ Program Could Expand

Although the Republican-led Congress is quickly moving to repeal the Affordable Care Act, one Texas lawmaker has authored a bill to expand the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) to $800 million over the next five years. In January, Congress passed a budget reconcili...

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USDA Final Rule Boosts Healthy Food Access, Sets New SNAP Standards

The Agriculture Dept. (USDA) publishes a final rule to increase access to healthy food choices for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aimed at requiring food retailers to expand their inventory of healthy foods. "This final rule balances the need to improve...

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Agency Publishes Guidance on TANF Work, Education Requirements

The Health and Human Services Dept's Office of Family Assistance (OFA) published guidance outlining how Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies can support postsecondary completion for TANF recipients. OFA recommends using TANF dollars to fund work-study programs. TANF benefit...

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HHS Issues New CCDF Standards To Improve Quality And Safety For Child Care

HHS' Admin, for Children and Families (ACF) releases new quality and safety standards aimed at providing higher quality care and safer environments for programs that receive funding under the $5 billion Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The rule, which implements bipartisan legislation sig...

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CNCS Awards $21M to Expand Impact of Children, Youth Programs

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) names the winners of its Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Classic grant competition. The grants totaling $21 million will support youth development and healthy outcomes for children and youth. SIF mobilizing private resources to find and grow...

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CLASP Releases latest Head Start National Snapshot

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) releases a national snapshot of participants in the Head Start program, the nation's preschool program which serves about 1 million underserved and needy children each year. The 2016 snapshot uses Program Information Reports (PIR) collected during t...

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USDA Awards $16.8M for SNAP Programs

The Agriculture Dept. distributes $16.8 million in competitive grants to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, the old Food Stamp program) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) progr...

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HUD Names Final Round Of Promise Zone Communities

The Housing and Urban Development Dept. names the final nine Promise Zones across the country - high poverty areas in select urban, rural and tribal communities – that will be eligible for additional federal aid to help in revitalization efforts. "Promise Zones bring the power of partner...

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