Grandfamilies Act Summary

On May 23, 2019, the Grandfamilies Act (H.R. 2967 and S.1660) was introduced in Congress by Senator Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) and Rep. Danny Davis (Illinois).

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Generations United helped inform and endorses this legislation, which includes a broad range of provisions that:

  • Improves access to Social Security for children raised in grandfamilies
  • Addresses barriers to grandfamilies’ access to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Promotes creation of state temporary guardianship laws
  • Authorizes funding for support services in grandfamily housing
  • Encourages streamlined government support to grandfamilies
  • Authorizes the creation of a National Technical Assistance Center on Grandfamilies