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.
Public-benefit programs should ensure that families headed by grandparents and other caregiver relatives receive sufficient support for economic security an
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
Information about public-benefit programs should be shortened and simplified. This includes application forms, procedures, and program notices.
Congress and state legislatures should ensure that all lawfully present non-citizen residents who qualify for essential low-income benefits
Policymakers should streamline and coordinate application procedures among different public-benefit programs.
Asset limits for public-benefit programs should at least be increased to ensure that they do not discourage saving and then indexed to keep up with inflation.
Congress should increase funding for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs.