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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

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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