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