Key Challenges Facing Granite State Workers Amid the COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Despite a strong economic recovery from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than two years later, many Granite Staters face challenges that make affording everyday needs difficult. Job growth in the last two years has been much faster than originally expected, mirroring other rebounding indicators of a strong economy, in large part due ...

Advancing Equity Through Changes to State Public Education Aid

State funding for local public education in New Hampshire comprises a significant component of both the State Budget and local public school budgets, and is the primary method through which resources for local public education are shared statewide. Federal funding typically constitutes a relatively small portion of school budgets, and locally-raised revenue, almost entirely from ...

Expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in New Hampshire

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), established in 1975, provides assistance to working individuals and families with low incomes. In 1997, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) was enacted to provide additional assistance to families with children. These programs provided significant financial relief to individuals and families, in the form of refundable and non-refundable tax credits, ...

Public Benefit Navigators Can Help Granite Staters Access Federal Assistance and Support the Economy

New Hampshire has a historic opportunity to support both immediate and long-term economic prosperity and help build an equitable recovery that fully includes struggling Granite Staters. About one in four New Hampshire adults, or approximately a quarter of a million people, found it somewhat or very difficult to pay for usual household expenses in early ...

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children: Enrollment Before and During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides key nutritional aid, education and support, and healthcare referral services to eligible women, infants, and young children throughout New Hampshire and the nation. This program is targeted towards pregnant women and mothers with young children who have lower incomes and certain health or ...

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Outreach to Eligible Populations

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) supports the nutritional needs of individuals and families facing economic hardships and limited incomes. In New Hampshire, SNAP is administered as the New Hampshire Food Stamp Program and, before the pandemic, assisted about 45,000 adults and 29,000 children.[1] Previous NHFPI analysis found that the New Hampshire Food Stamp Program ...