Provide financial assistance to working parents, or parents attending school, to pay for center-based or certified in-home child care
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
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Expand federal or state child tax credits by increasing eligibility by age (e.g., to families with 17 and 18 year old children), increasing credit amounts, making credits refundable, or creating a fully refundable supplement
Establish dedicated children’s savings account (CSAs) to build assets over time with contributions from family, friends, and sometimes, supporting organizations; also called children’s development accounts (CDAs)
Expand refundable earned income tax credits for low to moderate income working individuals and families
Provide one-on-one or group adult education programs that cover topics such as basic budgeting, bank use, credit management, bankruptcy, credit building and counseling, homeownership, retirement, divorce, etc.
Adopt policies that allow custodial parents who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to collect all child support paid by the non-custodial parent; no portion is retained by the state
Support subsidized asset accumulation programs in which deposits by low and moderate income participants are matched by program sponsors; withdrawals must be used for qualified expenses to retain matching funds
Establish locally or state mandated wages that are higher than federal minimum wage levels
Support programs that provide matched dollar incentives for low or moderate income individuals to place some or all of their tax refund in a savings account
Support programs that provide small loans, usually to disadvantaged individuals, to start or expand a small business, often with business training and other assistance