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NASCSP Statement on the FY 2019 Budget

For Immediate Release (February 12, 2018, Washington, D.C.)- Today the Trump Administration released its FY 2019 budget proposal, doubling down on last year’s unprecedented cuts. The budget calls for the elimination of three programs critical to America’s working families –  the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and the Low Income … Continue reading

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!   Week … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Confronting Energy Poverty in Today’s Changing Energy Markets

By: Elizabeth R. Marx, Supervising Attorney, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project Energy powers our modern world.  It brews our coffee in the morning and provides light in our children’s room at night. It is, quite simply, what makes our lives and our homes “livable.”  But today, in the richest nation in the world, a vast and … 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

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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