The federal government should require state CSBG and SSBG officials to consult with state and local agencies and organizations representi
Policymakers should streamline and coordinate application procedures among different public-benefit programs.
The definition of household in SNAP regulations should be clarified.
Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should ensure that states do not deter the use of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards needed for services.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.
Policymakers should support efforts to improve the quality of foods purchased and consumed by SNAP recipients, such as through nutrition
Policymakers should not expand work requirements for SNAP recipients.
States should make it as simple as possible for grandparents and other caregiver relatives to enroll in school children in their care or obtain medical treatment for them.
States should distribute public revenue only to social service agencies that are formally accountable to taxpayers.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty MeasureA method for measuring povert