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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice
More than one million businesses and non-profit organizations have been identified as recipients of grants and loans awarded through the Paycheck Protection Program and other provisions of the CARES Act. Good Jobs First has determined that more than 43,000 of those recipients have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
The Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) – part of the CARES Act – provided direct assistance to state, local, and tribal governments, and designated $150 billion for counties with populations of more than 500,000. Through an assessment of the CRF, this report evaluates the effectiveness...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice
This infographic compares child support payments with more traditional forms of family support. Though it is not traditionally thought of as a social program, this infographic demonstrates that child support payments provide more support each month than SNAP, WIC, or the EITC....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice
It is increasingly important to understand the characteristics of parents who enter the U.S. child support system, and the characteristics of those who comply with their orders. A deeper understanding of parents' characteristics and challenges helps to explain system entry and order...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County, National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Food
LGBTQ people in the United States report high rates of food insecurity. Through questionnaire data and in-depth interviews with low-income LGBTQ people, this report documents their experiences with food insecurity, the challenges they face when accessing and using programs designed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Cities, counties, states, and community organizations have established more than 800 programs to provide financial assistance to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. As these programs provided by local and state governments run out of funds, this report argues that additional...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
The Commission on Community Action & Economic Opportunity is composed of leaders who work at the local and regional levels throughout Michigan to promote economic opportunity. Through their Forums across the state, they hear directly from people struggling to avoid or recover from...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
The arts are an important sector of Milwaukee's local economy, providing a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities while employing thousands of individuals. Using survey data, this report outlines the characteristics of artists in Milwaukee County, the challenges they...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Work participation requirements discourage applicants who were unable to succeed during program participation. For applicants who face barriers to work, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families's requirement is also hard to meet. The state should work hard to avoid federal penalities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Children & Families
Economic insecurity is the root of many of the problems women and girls face in Rhode Island. Federal and state governments can help promote women’s economic security by implementing policies that promote equality and adequate earnings in the workplace and investing in programs that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Safety, Health
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians have chosen to sacrifice rural communities for the profits of corporate monopolies. In response, this report provides a vision of Relief, Recovery, and Reimagination necessary to positively transform rural communities and small towns....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
This report presents findings from the Child Support for College (CS4C) pilot program, a public-private collaboration to promote college attendance and financial literacy among those in the Texas child support system. In particular, the program encourages college savings by providing...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The fund of food assistance and medicaid of Bob Evans workers in public assistance programs has been largely increased....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Title V of the CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). To assess the effectiveness of the fund from the perspective of state and local prime recipients, this report outlines the results of a survey sent to all 50 states and the 171 eligible units of government that...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Food
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, inequities in access to food across the United States are especially apparent. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are among the many subgroups of Americans known to experience especially high rates of food insecurity. This...

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