March 2018: With the recent passage of the FY18 Omnibus appropriations bill by Congress, we are pleased to report the overall significant increases in spending for child care, early learning, and support for low-income families. This is a big win for kids! Here are some of the highlights*: Education: – Title I Grants: a $300 … More Big Wins for Kids in the 2018 Omnibus Bill!
This blog post was written by MCA Board Member Pam Day and originally appeared in December 14, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Read the full op-ed here. With responsible planning and smart investing today, our state can prosper now and into the future. This is especially true when it comes to our children … More BDN: Maine families deserve better than Congress’ flawed tax bills
In Maine, we know the value of our children and families. Maine children are our future workers, leaders and parents. As a result, we need a tax plan that is going to make smart investments in hardworking Maine children and families and the future of our state. However, the Senate is set to vote this … More The Senate Tax Plan Misses the Mark.
This blog post was written by MCA executive director, Claire Berkowitz and originally appeared in the November 29, 2017 edition of the Bangor Daily News. Check out the original article here. To most families and communities, promoting and protecting the health and well-being of their children is a top priority. At the Maine Children’s Alliance, … More BDN: Maine’s children are counting on Congress to reauthorize this vital program
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a budget resolution that would dramatically cut federal funding for critical programs that support our children, families and communities. Many of these programs work together to help families fill critical gaps so they can put food on the table, secure housing and make ends meet. … More Proposed Budget Cuts to SNAP Would Harm Maine Children & Families
This blog post is an excerpt of a letter from MCA to U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding urgent need to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Learn more about Maine’s case to reauthorize CHIP here. Urgent action is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets. CHIP is critical to the health of … More Urgent action on CHIP is necessary to provide certainty for families and state budgets.
Click to Download MCA’s new one-pager! Our entire state benefits when more Maine children have access to quality, affordable health care coverage because healthy children and families lead to strong and vibrant communities. When children and families can see a doctor when they are sick, get regular checkups and access preventive care, they can actively … More Maine’s Case for CHIP Reauthorization: Healthy and thriving communities begin with our children and families.