child poverty

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As child poverty doubles, states launch or expand their own tax credits

BY: - September 21, 2023

The federal pandemic-era child tax credit expansion lifted millions of children out of poverty in the second half of 2021. But Congress allowed it to expire at the end of that year, and new U.S. census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled in 2022, erasing the record gains that were made. “It […]

A man in a mask faces rows of refrigeration units in an aisle at a supermarket. The units contain food.

DHR to provide summer food assistance to children with SNAP benefits

BY: - March 17, 2023

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) plans to dispense food assistance to over half a million children who receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program. The benefits will come through the Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program.  “Every dollar of support from programs like P-EBT strengthens their spending […]