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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

Second Chances in Texas: CSBG and Re-Entry Services

I walked out of a Texas prison on December 15, 2015. My actions that took me to prison cost me everything; my family and my livelihood. Upon release, I had nowhere to go except to a transitional house in Austin, Texas. A 2×2 red bag now contained everything I owned. In prison every decision is … 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

The Passion of a Weatherization Practitioner

By: Ray Judy, NASCSP Energy Services Director Every once in a while there is an event or set of circumstances that causes you to pause and look at seemingly normal or routine things in a different manner. As many of you are aware, NASCSP held an event in Washington, DC on September 7th celebrating the … Continue reading

“The weatherization program was life-changing for me. It inspired me to pay it forward and help others live lives of hope and dignity.”

By: Kelly Fonteijn My name is Kelly Fonteijn. I live in Pullman, WA with my husband and our seven- and nine-year old kids. Together we run a campus ministry at Washington State University. My home was weatherized as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program by Whitman County Community Action Center in 2013. Before weatherization, our … Continue reading

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