Protect the Safety Net


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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Proposed State Restrictions Would Limit Food Assistance

The Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture is now soliciting public comment on …

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Quick Facts: Low Wages and Steep Cliffs

What is the Cliff Effect? The cliff effect occurs when an individual abruptly loses their assistance as a …

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Low Wages and Steep Cliffs

Recommendations to Eliminate the Cliff Effect in Georgia’s Safety Net Programs The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and …

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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

The governor’s budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year adds $78.7 million more in state general funds for …

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Food Stamp Requirements and Time Limits (ABAWDS)

Food Stamp Work Requirements and Time Limits (ABAWDS)   Who is subject to requirement? Regular Work Program Requirement …

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EITC helps working families succeed

GBPI Guest Blog A proven policy to help working families succeed in Georgia by Keeva Kase, President & …

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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for Department of Human Services

More Investments for Big System Reforms Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed $825 million Department of Human Services budget for …

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GBPI 2019 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute works to build a more inclusive economy so that everyone can participate …

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Potential Changes to Public Charge Would Negatively Impact Georgia Families, Economy

On October 10, the federal administration released a proposal to radically change the U.S. immigration system by redefining …

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Striking New Data Shines Light on Statewide Affordable Housing Crisis

No matter where you live in Georgia, the cost of housing stretches the paychecks of more and more …

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New Federal Poverty Bill Offers States More Options to Improve Economic Opportunity

Georgians struggling to move from poverty to the workforce stand to gain new pathways to employment under a …

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for GBPI’s People-First Plan

An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies including expanded access to education …

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