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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CARES Act to Deliver Booster Shot of Additional Relief to Families, Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Key Takeaways The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress is a $2.2 …

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Georgia Won’t Thrive if People Don’t Survive

Key Takeaways: Years of disinvestment, poor public health infrastructure and systemic barriers have exposed Georgians’ vulnerability—particularly for those …

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It is Time to Bolster Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance System

As of March 26, 2020, the Department of Labor has extended the Unemployment Insurance benefits duration to 26 …

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act to Provide Georgians with Initial Wave of Assistance

Late in the evening on March 18, President Trump signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act …

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GBPI Letter Urges Governor, State Leaders to Remove Barriers to SNAP During Pandemic

Dear Governor Kemp, It is commendable that Georgia is taking proactive and necessary steps to fight the spread …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed $800 million Department of Human Services budget for the 2021 fiscal year includes cuts …

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Repeal Georgia’s Cap on Kids

In order for every child to thrive, they must grow up in a healthy and financially stable home. …

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GBPI 2020 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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Heading into a New Decade with Gratitude and Intention

Today marks the last day of 2019 and the end of the decade and GBPI’s 15th anniversary year. …

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New SNAP Proposal Would Exacerbate the Cliff Effect and Hunger for Kids

In July 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed yet another rule that puts the health …

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Savannah Listening Sessions Highlight Needs for Better Wages, Child Care Access

Last week, staff from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute traveled to one of their favorite Georgia spots: …

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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Human Services Primer by clicking here.  …

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