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Statement on FY 2018 Budget Proposal

For Immediate Release (May 23, 2017, Washington, D.C.)- The Trump Administration released its FY 2018 budget proposal today, reaffirming the drastic cuts set out in the March budget blueprint. We are profoundly disappointed that the Administration continues to seek the elimination of critical programs such as the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Weatherization Assistance … Continue reading

Weatherization Advocates Testify in Congressional Hearing

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Eric Behna (ebehna@nascsp.org, 202-624-5996)   May 3, 2017- Washington D.C. – Several advocates testified before the House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee today in support of fiscal year 2018 funding for various federal energy efficiency programs. In March, the Trump Administration released its budget blueprint which slashed funding to the … Continue reading

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

A Step in a New Direction

“If there is one statement that is true about the Weatherization Assistance Program [WAP] it is that things are always moving and changing. The purpose of this email shows that this continues to be true. After 28 years in Indiana’s WAP I am taking a step in a new direction. I have accepted the position … Continue reading

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