WAP Legislative Update: Shutdown Edition

October 9, 2013

We need your help!  Now is the time to reach out to Congress, and let Members know that the gridlock of the budget process is hurting programs like the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) that benefit struggling low-income Americans. Our message is clear and simple: WAP is tied to an unrealistic funding level of $68M, a carryover from the FY 12 Continuing Resolution, which is not enough to


Weatherization Day is NOT Shut Down

October 7, 2013

Weatherization day is October 30 - about three weeks away! As we enter the second week of a federal government shutdown, getting the word out about the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is more important than ever. While it is easy to brush off current events as not relevant and go about your business, the federal government shutdown has real, relevant effects – effects that most people

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CSBG Spotlight: Leading Innovation for a Green and Healthy Tomorrow (LIGHT) in Maryland

October 1, 2013

Edited by Raymond Thomas MapQuest.  Google. Siri. The world has made great strides in technology and at the touch of a button you can use your GPS-enabled device to direct you to almost any destination. Wouldn’t it be great if human service providers could incorporate this same principle to guide their low-income clients to the resources and services needed to enhance their quality of living?


CSBG Data Corner: Homelessness on the Decline and CSBG Helped!

September 3, 2013

- by Tabitha Beck, Research Director - The Atlantic and USA Today recently discussed the quiet decline of homelessness since 2005. We took a look at the CSBG data alongside the national homelessness data from the 2012 National Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness. The national trend is reflected in the number of homeless served by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network. The CSBG

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WAP Legislative Update and We Need Your Help

August 16, 2013

We need your help! WAP faces severe funding threats – help us engage with utility and business partners to get their support with legislators on Capitol Hill. Join us on Advocacy Days and put us in touch with your networks. We can’t do it without you! As you know, we have a huge mountain to climb to save the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) as we approach the beginning of the new 2014

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