Family Friendly Economy


The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources is considering a bill that could have a positive impact on the accessibility of higher education to low-income Virginians.

SB27: Establishes a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarship Pilot Program, which would have provided scholarships to select comprehensive community colleges to some individuals who meet the TANF criteria.


Call To Action:

Call or email members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources today to voice your support for Senate Bill 27.


Committee:
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Resources

Talking Points:
  1. TANF was created to provide assistance to needy families and ensure the proper care of children.
  2. Those who benefit from TANF are generally struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford to send their children to a college or university.
  3. Scholarships make higher education affordable and accessible to students of families who would otherwise be unable to even consider such an opportunity!