NASCSP’s Response to the Administration

January 17, 2013

--Timothy R. Warfield, Executive Director, NASCSP-- Earlier this week, I outlined the Administration’s expectations for a 21st Century anti-poverty program and noted that they’re asking for substantial changes to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) as it stands. The good news is that we have an opportunity to shape just what these changes will be. If we effectively address the


The Administration, CSBG, and the Next Four Years

January 14, 2013

--Timothy R. Warfield, Executive Director, NASCSP-- As we approach the second inauguration of President Obama and head into a critically important year for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), I want to give you my perspective on the Administration’s concerns and the requests they’ve made of us. The Administration has clearly expressed that they want to fund initiatives that are


Weatherization Saves Lives

January 11, 2013

-- Alice Gaston, Program Assistant, Weatherization Services-- Last year, a furnace specialist doing work for the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency in New York State saved a homeowner’s life when he recognized the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. While installing a new water heater, Carl Harvey saw the old water heater pipe’s had been blocked, spilling deadly levels of carbon


Legislative Update: Fiscal Cliff Impact on WAP and CSBG

January 3, 2013

-- By the Advocates for the Other America -- On January 1st, Congress narrowly averted going over the “fiscal cliff” by reaching a compromise on spending and tax increases. The final agreement temporarily spares programs like CSBG and WAP from automatic sequestration that was scheduled to take place January 1st by delaying the $110 billion in cuts for two months. Despite this provisional

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