WASHINGTON – Georgia could lose nearly $700 million annually in food stamp funds under cuts proposed by the Trump Administration. Anti-hunger advocates fear the $193 billion reduction President Donald Trump proposes to the federal food stamp program during the next 10
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Thousands of Georgians were dropped from food stamp benefits this year – roughly 62 percent of the state’s recipients. The state told them they had an April 1 deadline to find a job, or lose their benefits. We talk with
This year the state informed nearly 12,000 Georgians that they were at risk of being cut off from food assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food stamps). Georgia terminated this help for some because of time
Introduction – Why An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women? The economic status of women in Georgia is a key factor in the overall health and future of the state’s economy. Women represent a majority of Georgia’s adult population and
Georgia plans to significantly expand the number of counties that require food stamp recipients with no children to find a job, extending the program from three to 24 counties across the state. The extension will bring another 10,000 people under
Twenty years after a federal law blocked people with felony drug convictions from receiving welfare or food stamps, more states are loosening those restrictions — or waiving them entirely. In April, Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, signed a criminal justice reform
Georgia is among six states that “missed out” on the most federal funding for feeding children from low-income households, according to a new report. Read more.
With the foster care population on the rise and caseworker loads increasing, the state budget for child welfare is struggling to meet the needs of the Georgia Division of Family Services Read more.