This publication, produced by CLASP, depicts the effects that programs, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), have had on low-income workers and families. Examples of programs include child care and development block grants, head start and early head start, child tax credit and earned income tax credit, TANF emergency contingency fund, food assistance, and child support enforcement. This publication gives a brief overview of what each program received from the ARRA in 2009/10 and how it translated into benefits for low-income workers and families two years later. For example, the TANF emergency contingency funds were created to assist families during the recession; with these additional funds, states were able to continue providing services and benefits for struggling families that otherwise would have been cut. This information shows how safety-net services provide essential, sustaining programs for low-income families who struggle to maintain stability in their lives and self-sufficiency.
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Two Years Later: Impacts of Select ARRA Programs for Low-Income Workers and Families.
Two Years Later: Impacts of Select ARRA Programs for Low-Income Workers & Families.