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
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Public-benefit programs should ensure that families headed by grandparents and other caregiver relatives receive sufficient support for economic security an
The federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit level should be increased to bring beneficiaries up to the poverty level.
Policymakers should increase food benefits and expand eligibility for food programs.