Babies 101: A Guide to Caring for the Newest Georgians

With parenthood comes a whole new world of responsibility. In this post, you’ll find safety tips, childcare options, financial assistance, and even the chance to win big for your child’s future.

New Georgia Gateway Now Online for State-Administered Benefits

COMPASS has been replaced by Georgia Gateway.

Doubling Food Stamp Benefits at Georgia Farmer's Markets

Georgia's food stamp recipients can double their dollars at participating local farmer's markets.

Affordable Care Act Information Available at

If you need health insurance and want to apply for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, go to, the main website for the federal program.

SNAP Benefits Decreasing Today

The extra funding added in 2009 to the SNAP benefits ends today.

Applying for Food Assistance with WIC

Among the public safeguards against hunger, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children helps low-income families with infants and toddlers eat well and stay healthy.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Move to Electronic Delivery

Starting today, all recipients of unemployment insurance will get benefits electronically, either through direct bank deposit or debit card.

Applying for Child Care Assistance

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care.

Reductions to Unemployment Benefits Signed into Law

Governor Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 347 into law, cutting unemployment benefits to Georgians and increasing unemployment insurance taxes to businesses.

Applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Learn how to apply for welfare, monthly monetary assistance for struggling families with children.