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2016 Poverty Census Data: Progress Made, but Programs in Jeopardy

This morning the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. The results showed a decrease in the poverty rate and an increase in median household income. This was the second consecutive annual decline in poverty and second consecutive annual increase in household income. The number of people without … Continue reading

Response to Budget Justification: CSBG

Last week the Trump Administration released its full budget for Fiscal Year 2018. Regrettably, this proposal cuts funding at the Department Health and Human Services (HHS) by 16.2 percent. As part of these reductions, the Administration is seeking to eliminate the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). In its “Major Savings and Reforms” document and in … Continue reading

Response to Budget Justification: WAP

Last week the Trump Administration released its full budget for Fiscal Year 2018. Regrettably, this proposal sharply cuts funding by 18 percent at the Department of Energy (DOE) and calls for the elimination of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). In its “Major Savings and Reforms ” document and the DOE budget justification, the Administration provides … Continue reading

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

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

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