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Fact Sheet: Supporting Early Childhood Education Programs for Health and Well-Being of Georgia Children and Families

    Early care and education (ECE) centers play an integral role in the health and well-being for …

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Federal Funding Given to Georgia in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of August 1, 2020, the federal fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes two major legislative packages: …

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New Support for Students Who Receive Free and Reduced-Price Lunch

A Spanish-Language PDF is also available here. From now until Sept. 18, families of school children who receive …

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Fast Facts on HOPE – 2020

HOPE At-a-Glance provides a quick and simple reference of the state’s six lottery-funded HOPE programs. HOPE provides grants …

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Fast Facts on Student Access Loans

    Student Access Loans (SAL), or Low-Interest Loans, are student loans funded by lottery dollars. The program …

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Georgia Can’t Afford Another Lost Decade: Options to Increase State Revenues to Close Budget Shortfalls

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia is facing an economic and fiscal crisis that threatens the …

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Federal Relief Not Enough to Meet College Students’ Financial Needs

Since publication of this blog post, the federal Department of Education allocated a second pot of relief dollars …

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TANF Funding and COVID-19: A Critical Opportunity

  Gap Between Black and white children The COVID-19 pandemic will have an outsized impact on Black Georgians, …

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COVID-19 Update: State and Federal Unemployment Insurance Changes in Georgia

Unemployment insurance (UI) provides compensation to workers recently laid off due to no fault of their own. Georgia …

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Georgia Seeks New Medicaid Changes in Response to COVID-19

  On March 28, 2020, the Georgia Department of Community Health submitted four plans to the federal government …

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Eligibility for Georgia Unemployment Insurance

With thousands of Georgians across the state being laid off from their jobs, unemployment insurance (UI) is one …

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Telling the Unvarnished Truth About Georgia

As we close out Black History Month, I reflect on our commitment this month and every month to …

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