A child holds her face up to a magnifying glass with a red handle.

Alabama Department of Human Resources funding to fall 15% as federal COVID funding stops

BY: - October 26, 2023

The end of the COVID emergency will mean a 15% cut in the Alabama Department of Human Resources’ (DHR) funding in the current fiscal year, due to declines in federal funding. DHR estimates that its operating budget will fall by about $123 million over the 2023-24 fiscal year, which runs through Sept. 30 of next […]

A child care employee working

Alabama ranks 45th in child well-being, with lingering challenges and mixed progress

BY: - June 19, 2023

Alabama ranked 45th among U.S. states in child wellbeing, according to the latest KIDS Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The report found Alabama improving in certain educational rankings but stagnating or declining in other key areas. Alabama moved up from 46th last year, but only because other states fared worse than […]