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Video: A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla April 12 2021 Senator Padilla talks about what he hopes to accomplish in Washington and the importance of federal policymakers’ efforts on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure, and immigration reform.
How the Expanded Child Tax Credit Reduces Child Poverty March 23 2021 The recently enacted federal COVID-19 relief package includes a one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit. This could cut child poverty in California by about one-third, with the estimated effect varying across regions.
Providing Meals for School Children as COVID-19 Persists September 9 2020 The US Department of Agriculture recently announced that it would continue to waive certain restrictions on school meals for the rest of 2020. This extends a key support for many California children, regardless of whether they are in school or learning remotely.
Tackling Food Insecurity among K–12 Students during COVID-19 May 28 2020 With schools closed due to the pandemic, local school districts are working with the state to help provide meals for eligible students.
Many Low-Income Families Left Out of Federal Stimulus Benefits April 24 2020 Federal stimulus checks during COVID-19 will reach an estimated four of five California families, but many of the lowest income families won’t get assistance.