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Black History Month: Black Anti-Poverty Advocates You Should Know

Black History Month is a yearly celebration of achievements and accomplishments by African Americans. It is also a time for highlighting the role that black Americans have had in shaping in U.S. history. During February, NASCSP will be highlighting a few influential black anti-poverty advocates. Check back here each week to learn more!     … Continue reading

A Year in Review – NASCSP 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, and we look towards the bright future of the CSBG and WAP Networks, we would like to reflect on the past year. First, where has NASCSP been? Next, what were some of the most important milestones of the year? Check out the map and timeline below to get a … Continue reading

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

Words from Our President: See you in Biloxi!

As I write this post, our Annual conference is fast approaching! I’m excited to see everyone together again in Biloxi in just about a month! I’d also like to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on what has been a busy few months since we last all gathered at our Spring Conference. On … 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

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