CSBG Data Corner: Narratives are Data, Too!

December 26, 2012

-- By Tabitha Beck, Research Director --- Numbers are fun (at least I think so)! But we cannot rely on numbers alone to tell a complete story. Reporting the outcomes of CSBG and Community Action should involve both quantitative and qualitative data – i.e. numbers and narratives. Stories are critical communication tools. They should clarify the value of CSBG and Community Action, and showcase

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37 Senators Sign onto WAP Letter – the Most Ever!

December 18, 2012

Last month, NASCSP and Advocates for The Other America (AFTOA) worked with partners to circulate a letter in the Senate asking President Obama to restore WAP funding to no less than $210 million for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 as well as continue funding the State Energy Program (SEP) at $50 million. The text of the letter can be seen below. The letter was a tremendous success, with 37 Senators

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The National Consumer Law Center's Report Lauds WAP ARRA

December 4, 2012

The below excerpt is reprinted with permission from the National Consumer Law Center's report "Low Income Weatherization: Stimulus-Funded Program Shines but Storm Clouds are on the Horizon."  Executive Summary On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the Federal Stimulus or Recovery Act. The President

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2013 NASCSP Award Nominations

November 15, 2012

NASCSP’s membership will recognize extraordinary contributions made to NASCSP and to the programs that NASCSP represents during the 2013 NASCSP Mid-Winter Training Conference at the Award Luncheon on February 28, 2013. The Marjorie J. Witherspoon NASCSP Award will be presented to a current or former NASCSP member for significant service or support of NASCSP and/or length of service to NASCSP.

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CSBG Spotlight: High Accountability and Performance in Delaware

November 14, 2012

-- Edited by NASCSP Staff -- Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the nation are feeling the squeeze of increased need for services and too few resources. Add the threat of budget cuts and increased reporting expectations and you could have a recipe for cynicism and gloom. But promoting economic stability for low-income families is more than just a business, it’s a mission. First State

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