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Older Americans Act Set to Expire Today

September 30, 2019

By Zachary Tashman The Older Americans Act (OAA), first passed in 1965, authorizes a range of services and programs that ensure senior citizens remain independent and able to meaningfully participate in their communities. In 2016, 11.3 million older adults were served by programs authorized under the OAA. These programs include providing seniors with 45.2 million […]

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Issue Feature: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

September 25, 2019

By Zachary Tashman What is Child Nutrition Reauthorization? Child Nutrition reauthorization refers to the process of updating and making changes to multiple child nutrition programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The reauthorization process encompasses many programs that provide supports and services that help children and families afford food, […]

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Bicameral Legislation to Block The Administration’s Public Charge Regulation

September 24, 2019

By Marie Camino Last week, following the release of the final Public Charge regulation, Senator Maizie Hirono (D-HI) introduced the Protect American Values Act, Senate companion legislation to the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act (H.R. 3222). The bill would prohibit the government from using federal funds to enforce the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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The National Assembly Submits Public Comments on The Administration’s Recent SNAP Regulation

September 20, 2019

The new rule, entitled Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would limit Broad Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE), which allows states to circumvent duplicative application processes by making those who are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or programs that operate on Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funding automatically eligible […]

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FrameWorks Institute Reframes “Two-Generation” Approach

September 19, 2019

Our friends at the FrameWorks Institute recently released a new playbook, “Framing Two-Generation Approaches To Supporting Families,” that offers guidance on how to effectively communicate the value of “two-generation” or “whole family” approaches. The two-generation, or 2Gen, concept is designed to ensure that work with families pays equal, intentional efforts to build the well-being of […]

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