Director of Economic Justice

Ife Finch Floyd

Ife leads GBPI’s ongoing proactive work to promote economic security and opportunity, key components of economic justice. Prior to GBPI, she served as the Director of TANF Research and Analysis with the Family Income Support Division at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. During her decade at the Center, she supported state partners, expanded engagement with advocates, analyzed data and policy and moved forward racial equity research and conversations within the organization. Ife enjoys time with family and friends and solo walks around her neighborhood.

Recent Posts by Ife

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Overview: 2024 Fiscal Year Budget for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

    The Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) administers the Pre-Kindergarten Program, Child Care Services, Nutrition …

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New Survey Suggests School Districts Need State Funding to Better Implement Paid Parental Leave

Like other workers, our public school and state employees, who serve Georgians every day, deserve supports and assistance …

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Cash Supports Should be Integrated into the Maternal-Infant Health Policy Agenda

GBPI would like to thank Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia for their thoughtful review of this …

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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2023

This section is co-authored by Economic Justice Senior Policy Analyst Ife Finch Floyd and Worker Justice and Criminal …

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A Quick Summary of Key Safety Net Programs in Georgia

News stories and online commentary have noted that states with bans on abortion also lack strong social and …

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Ending P-SNAP Harms Georgians

Amid the high cost of food and a baby formula shortage pushing up prices for a critical source …

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GBPI submits public comments to narrow and clarify the public charge rule

Crystal Muñoz, Immigration Policy Analyst, also contributed to the comments. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) believes …

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Temporary Exemptions from SNAP’s Three-Month Time Limit Supports Food Security

Georgians recognize that when an individual cannot find a job or when the state experiences economic hardship, supports …

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Overview: 2023 Fiscal Year Budget for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

    In his Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget, Gov. Kemp proposed $461 million for the Department of …

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Fact Sheet: Georgia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Family’s Benefit Has Not Increased in More Than 30 Years and Fails to Meet the Growing Cost of Basic Needs

      Georgia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Family’s (TANF) benefit has not increased in more than 30 …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2023 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

    Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed $903 million Department of Human Services (DHS) budget for the 2023 fiscal …

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Important Facts for Claiming the Expanded Child Tax Credit

What is the Child Tax Credit? The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps families with the cost of …

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