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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

Weatherization Committed to White House Initiative to Bring Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to Households Across the Country

President Obama is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change, promote clean energy, and ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. That is why he has announced a robust set of executive actions and private sector commitments to accelerate the transition to cleaner sources of energy and cut energy waste. These … Continue reading

EPA Announcement Creates Big Opportunity for Weatherization

— Brad Penney, NASCSP General Counsel — The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) applauds the June 2 release of standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon emissions under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Yesterday’s EPA action demonstrates that the United States is prepared to take strong steps … Continue reading

A Bargain at Any Price

– By Timothy R. Warfield, Executive Director, NASCSP – As many of us around the country are digging out of a deep freeze, things are heating up on Capitol Hill. The big news is that Congress is actually working on a budget! Even more shocking, there’s a real possibility of some bipartisan agreement. CSBG reauthorization … Continue reading

Beat the Cold with NASCSP Webinars

Baby, it’s cold outside, but we’ve got you covered with the hottest news and topics of the day! Kick start the new year with our JANUARY HOT TOPICS Webinar lineup and save your space today! Beat the cold with warm conversation, from the comfort of your own office. Share the love and pass this on … Continue reading

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