Voices for Alabama Children

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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 […]

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Latest round of child care worker bonuses aim to help low-paid workforce

BY: - February 14, 2023

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) will accept grant applications for child care staffing bonuses aimed at recruiting and retaining workers in the industry.  Licensed childcare providers have until March 17 to apply for this round of grants, which provide $3,000 in quarterly bonuses for full-time employees and $1,500 for part-time employees, DHR said […]