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Family Stability and Economic Supports

The American Rescue Plan includes several provisions that support family economic security and strengthen families. 

GENERAL SUMMARIES AND GUIDANCE

(03/10/2021) American Rescue Plan: Summary for Human Services Organizations, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

(03/17/2021) The American Rescue Plan Act: What’s In It, Part I and Part II, Child Welfare League of America

GENERAL ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

CHILD TAX CREDIT

CHILD WELFARE

(05/12/2021) Making the Most of New Federal Investments in Child Abuse Prevention: Joint Guidance from National Partners, Prevent Child Abuse America and others (Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, EndCAN, National Family Support Network)

(05/05/2021) Supplemental funding under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for the CBCAP and CAPTA State Grant programs, HHS Children’s Bureau

(04/2021) American Rescue Plan Provisions to Serve Young Families, American Public Human Services Association

(03/11/2021) Child Welfare Provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, Child Welfare COVID

(03/11/2021) The American Rescue Plan Act: Frequently Asked Questions on CAPTA and MIECHV Provisions, Prevent Child Abuse America

(09/09/2020) Implications of COVID-19 on the Research and Evaluation Provisions of the Family First Act, Child Trends

FAMILY STIMULUS CHECKS

HOME VISITING

Home Visiting Resources are catalogued in the Maternal and Child Health section of this resource center.

HOUSING

(03/10/2021) Summary of American Rescue Plan (COVID-19 Package) Provisions on Education, Early Care, Housing, and Homelessness, SchoolHouse Connection

(01/2021) COVID Response Project: Lessons Learned from State Adaptations and Federal Flexibilities, American Public Human Services Association/W.K. Kellogg Foundation/HHS Administration on Children and Families

NUTRITION

(07/14/2021) Technical Assistance Brief: How Child Care Stabilization Grants Can Improve Nutrition & Physical Activity, Nemours Children’s Health System

(01/2021) Strategies to Ensure States Reach All Eligible Families With P-EBT, Food Research and Action Center

(01/2021) COVID-19 Resource Hub, National Association of Counsel for Children

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

STATE ADVOCACY ANALYSIS AND AGENDAS

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