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CSBG: Empowering States and Local Communities to Lead on Poverty

By: Eric Behna, Program & Policy Analyst Critics of the U.S. social safety net have often painted federal antipoverty programs as being overly proscriptive and out of touch with actual Americans in need. The Republican authored “A Better Way” antipoverty plan repeatedly emphasizes the need for state and local leadership, asserting that “state and local … Continue reading

NASCSP Statement on FY 2018 Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017   This morning the Trump Administration released its FY 2018 budget outline, also known as the “skinny budget”. Regrettably, the budget proposal calls for significant cuts to several agencies and programs across the federal government that impact low-income Americans. The budget blueprint calls for $1.7 billion in cuts at the Department of … Continue reading

CSBG Annual Report Module 1: State Administration Frequently Asked Questions and Highlights

OCS released a Dear Colleague Letter announcing that Module 1 of the CSBG Annual Report is available in OLDC as of March 2, 2017. NASCSP and OCS are committed to providing support and resources to States on the use of OLDC for the FY 2016 Annual Report Module 1 submissions. Check out the FAQs and … Continue reading

CSBG Annual Report Received OMB Clearance

The CSBG Annual Report received OMB Clearance on January 12, 2017. The new CSBG Annual Report marks the largest overhaul of CSBG data collection and reporting since the first comprehensive CSBG Information Survey (CSBG-IS) was developed in 1983. On January 20, 2017, the Office of Community Services (OCS) released CSBG IM # 152 Community Services Block Grant Annual … Continue reading

Words from Our President: Reflections on Wrapping up 2016 and Looking Forward to 2017

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to wrap up 2016 and reflect on the accomplishments of NASCSP, our programs, and to address you, our members.  As you saw in the message from our Executive Director, Jenae Bjelland, 2016 brought about a number of changes to the NASCSP staff, as well as a renewed call for … Continue reading

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