The nation’s social safety net programs are designed to address the special needs of vulnerable and low-income populations. The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) give states money to fund a variety of social services such as adoption, day care, employment services, family planning, housing, and transportation. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) provides child care subsidies to low-income working families and families leaving welfare for work. There are also a range of federal child welfare programs designed to protect children in at-risk families and encourage adoption where appropriate.
For more information on this issue, visit CHN’s Public Policy Priorities, 2013-2014.
Alliance for Children and Families
Center for Law and Social Policy
Child Care Aware
Children’s Defense Fund
Children’s Leadership Council
Child Welfare League of America
Every Child Matters Foundation
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Child Abuse Coalition
National Women’s Law Center
United Way of America
Policy Analyses and Research
- April 10, 2014Pew Research Center: Rising cost of child care may help explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms
- January 23, 2014Economic Policy Institute: The Unfinished March