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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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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Cash Matters: Reimagining Anti-Racist TANF Policies in Georgia

    This report was written in partnership with Ray Khalfani, Research Associate This report contains research and …

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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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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

The $796 million FY 2021 budget for the Department of Human Services reduces spending to protect the safety …

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The Impact of Racism on Georgia’s Safety Net

CW: To highlight the problematic narratives surrounding safety net programs, this piece quotes racist statements opponents of these …

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Spread the Word: COVID Relief Plan Must Meet the Need of Georgians

Millions of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families, falling behind on rent and losing their …

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GBPI Writes Senator Perdue About the HEROES Act

GBPI recently wrote the following letter to Senators Perdue and Loeffler asking them to support the HEROES act …

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Raise Revenue to Protect Georgia Families

Dear Governor Kemp and Members of the Georgia General Assembly, Thank you for your work in service of …

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Tearing the Fabric of Georgia’s Safety Net Guarantees an Uneven Recovery

Key Points: The current COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic decline have underscored the problems of disinvestment in Georgia’s …

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Unlock TANF Reserves to Serve Families in Need

Dear Governor Kemp and Director Rawlings, Thank you for your service and dedication to our state during this …

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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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