CSBG Spotlight: It’s Never Too Early to Learn about Financial Literacy – Especially When Your First Teacher is a “Dime A Saur”

July 1, 2013

-- by Rae Tamblyn, Research Assistant -- Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) believes it’s never too early to teach financial literacy classes. Just ask any of the 276 first graders and 85 middle school students in North Carolina who increased their money savvy skills this year. The first graders will tell you about “Dime A Saurus,” a dinosaur who teaches students the importance of

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Weatherization: Full Speed Ahead

June 28, 2013

Brad Penney --General Counsel, NASCSP-- Events come at us so quickly these days that it’s often hard to see the “big picture.” When I got home last night, I got to thinking about what this week has meant for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): The week started with the release of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for WAP for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 at $137.9


The Fuel of the Future

June 26, 2013

[caption id="attachment_2003" align="alignleft" width="250"] Arley Johnson, Representative Tonko, and Bob Scott pose outside the Briefing room[/caption] The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the fuel of the future. You know that. We know it. But not everyone in Congress has seen the light yet. Last Thursday, NASCSP staff once again headed up Capitol Hill to tell House of Representatives

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Weatherization Funding Released for 2013

June 24, 2013

Rebecca Stewart -- Project Coordinator, Energy Services-- Funding for the Program Year 2013 for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is finally out! On Friday, June 21 the Department of Energy (DOE) released the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the WAP at the level of $137.9 million. You can view the FOA here and the WPN 13-2 that sets State Allocations here. NASCSP would


Betting Your Life: Always a Bad Gamble

June 19, 2013

Raymond Thomas -- Project Manager, Healthy Homes, NASCSP -- “Take a bite out of crime.” “Click it or ticket!” “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” You have undoubtedly heard one, if

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