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Public Partnerships (PPL), CARE team up for $500,000 donation to frontline coronavirus workers in N.J.

Frontline in-home workers who provide care and assistance for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, the elderly, the developmentally disabled and military veterans will receive a special “thank you” gift to provide some relief from the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18. May 2020
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    TANF and SNAP Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The estimated economic impacts of the COVID-19 emergency are staggering—millions of Americans are out of work or experiencing a decrease in hours. Thousands of businesses are shuttered and some may never reopen. Over 16 million new people have applied for unemployment since March, roughly half of the number of claims filed during 2008’s Great Recession.

    • 14. May 2020
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    TANF and SNAP Responses to COVID-19

    The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having major impacts on states and counties across the U.S. Both the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) present opportunities for states to support families and individuals in need during this emergency.

    • 18. March 2020
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    Recently proposed JOBS Act could signal coming TANF reforms

    Momentum has been building for several years to reform the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and many consider the recently proposed Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success (JOBS) Act to be an indicator of coming reforms. The House Ways and Means committee released the JOBS Act in May 2018 and the bill includes elements likely to be adopted as part of TANF’s Reauthorization. Given the significance of the reforms outlined in the Act, we encourage states to begin planning today.

    • 25. July 2018
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    House Ways and Means introduces legislation supporting Welfare to Work

    On June 8, 2017, bipartisan legislation was introduced to support low-income Americans as they transition out of welfare and into the workforce.  The legislation – entitled the “Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act (H.R. 2842)” and sponsored by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Danny Davis (D-IL) – is intended to expedite the time it takes for families to obtain employment.

    • 22. June 2017