March 18, 2021

A Guide to American Rescue Plan funding coming to Louisiana

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.88 trillion package that brings the latest critically needed federal response to the economic devastation and public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic.… Read more...

March 1, 2021

Strong Family Tax Credit 2-pager

March 1, 2021

Louisiana needs a strong families tax credit

January 26, 2021

New College Student SNAP Access

Despite compelling evidence of high levels of food insecurity among college students, SNAP (formerly, Food Stamps) has long excluded full-time students from eligibility for food assistance benefits unless they meet certain narrow qualifications. During the pandemic, while college students have had an even harder time meeting their basic needs, two of the main qualifications that students have traditionally used for SNAP access — working at least 20 hours a week or receiving a work-study award — have become far less available, as the economy has slowed and campuses have transitioned to virtual instruction.… Read more...