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Help Grandparents who are Raising their Grandkids!

SB 1090, which has already passed the Senate, should be up for a full House vote in 3rd Read soon. Grandparents and great-grandparents across this state need you to urge your two state representatives to vote YES.

SB 1090 provides a monthly $75 stipend to eligible grandparents and great-grandparents raising their grandchildren who have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level and are not receiving foster care payments or TANF cash assistance. This small stiped can make a big difference for grandfamilies who are facing unique challenges to raise a child in their retirement years. Many grandfamiles have been cut off from any financial assistance since the 2010 budget cuts, so SB 1090 would restore much needed funding.

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Please contact your representatives and ask them to move this bill forward so that grandfamilies can get the support they need.

 

 

 

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