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Community Action Month- Mini Toolkit #1

It’s Community Action Month! NASCSP has a lot of data resources available as part of our Annual Report and State Fact Sheets. We want to help you easily use data to tell the story of Community Action. Below you will find easily customizable social media posts, where you can incorporate data from the Annual Report … 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

Weatherization Plus Health in Washington State: An Update

In April, we described the launch of an exciting new weatherization venture in Washington State that combines the energy efficiency improvements of weatherization with a targeted approach to reduce and remove asthma triggers in low-income households. Six months later, the hard work of marrying weatherization to home health environment improvements is underway. The Washington State … Continue reading

Including Families with Low-Incomes in the Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

By: Eric Behna, Program & Policy Analyst As presidential candidates put forth major plans to transition to a clean energy economy and politicians on all sides of the political spectrum realize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy, it is important that low-income individuals and families are a part of the conversation. When it … Continue reading

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