Protect the Safety Net

Overview

Georgians experiencing financial hardships deserve strong safety net programs to help improve their economic outcomes. Currently, those seeking to access these programs and move up the economic ladder—especially for communities of color—face too many barriers. Targeted state policies can help families keep food on the table and a roof overhead during tough times, or help parents get access to reliable child care so they can work.
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Advancing Equity: Ensuring Immigrant Families Can Access the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Key takeaways: The Child Tax Credit has the power to significantly reduce the racial and ethnic disparities in …

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Breaking Down the Federal Recovery Proposal

The recovery legislation taking shape in the House of Representatives will allow our families and our economy to …

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It’s Not Too Late: Georgia Families Can Still Get Their Checks

Note: This piece has been updated to reflect an extended deadline to use Code for America’s IRS-approved portal. …

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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2022

Georgia’s 2022 Human Services Budget The $817 million FY 2022 budget for the Department of Human Services (DHS) …

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#RecoverGA Digital Day of Action Toolkit

    Congress is finalizing legislation meant to support recovery for Georgia and the entire country. GBPI will …

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Provisions in the American Families Plan

President Joe Biden recently unveiled his American Families Plan, which, along with his American Jobs Plan, form the …

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PRESS RELEASE: American Families Plan Reimagines More Equitable American Economy; Other Opportunities to Advance Prosperity Exist

ATLANTA—Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Families Plan, which, along with his American Jobs Plan, form the …

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Colleges and Universities Can Support Student SNAP Access

This guest blog is co-authored by MK Anderson and Charles Bliss. Charles Bliss of Atlanta Legal Aid has …

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Modernizing Cash Aid for Thousands of Georgia Children in Deep Poverty | Bill Analysis: HB 91 (LC 33 8469)

Introduction The only program in Georgia that is available to provide direct cash assistance to children in deep …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2022 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

    The Governor is requesting very small increases in select programs administered by the Department of Human …

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To A Healthy, Prosperous New Year

Today marks the end of 2020, and I know we all are breathing a sigh of relief as …

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2021 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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