APHSA Policy Levers for State Human Services Agencies in Response to COVID-19
A great, succinct resource for state HHS agencies!
Document summary: This is a working document for state human service agencies to consider policy options in response to COVID-19 impacts in their communities. Policy options are organized by both policy domain (SNAP, TANF, Child Care, and Child Welfare) and action needed (federal approval not required, waiver or state plan approval needed, Congressional authorization needed).
As this is a working document, APHSA will be actively editing and adding new options and clarifications on existing ones. The specific options do not necessarily reflect an endorsement by APHSA and should be considered by states based on their specific needs. States should also consider impacts of state-specific regulatory or legislative mandates when considering the viability of each policy option.