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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

Advocates Host 40th Anniversary Weatherization Expo on Capitol Hill

For Immediate Release (Washington, D.C.)- Several groups came together to host a Weatherization Expo on Capitol Hill this week as part of the continued celebration of the 40th year of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The event served as an opportunity for members of Congress and their staff to learn more about the program at … 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

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

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