Looking Back at ARRA – 5 Years Later
--by Rae Tamblyn, Research & Communications Analyst -- Two days ago, February 17, 2014, marked the 5th year anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. George Zornick, a reporter for The Nation, wrote an excellent opinion piece, claiming “the stimulus act was a success — and we need another.” Zornick notes that, per research from theREAD MORE
Affordable Care Act NOW!
Join us on Wednesday, February 12th at 12:00pm EST to learn from experts how the WAP and CSBG Networks can utilize the Affordable Care Act to access new funding, leverage federal dollars, diversify partnerships, and pilot new collaborations. The ACA aims to prevent the causes of poor health and extend coverage to millions of Americans who previously lacked health insurance. For healthREAD MORE
A Productive, Happy New Year for WAP and NASCSP
--by Tim Warfield, NASCSP Executive Director -- This has been a very productive beginning to the New Year for both the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and NASCSP. The highlight so far is the FY 2014 appropriations number of $174M for WAP, representing a 150% increase over last year’s Congressionally appropriated number of $68M (later supplemented by DOE reprogramming funds). NASCSP
A Special Thanks to Weatherization Field Workers
-- by Bob Scott, Energy Services Director -- While waking up to another day of single degree temperatures in the DC area, Rich Courtney, a long-time colleague and friend, sent a note reflecting on the Weatherization crews venturing out on these freezing cold days to help those who are in such dire need of WAP services. All too often, I am neck deep in emails, reports, advocacy, policy issues,
What Does the Data Say?
Baby it’s cold outside! NASCSP staff and guest panelists Jonathan Schwabish, economist and data visualization creator, and Sarah Sattelmeyer from The Pew Charitable Trusts Economic Mobility Project are here to help you heat up your data! Have you ever wondered: How can you fuel performance with data? How does data drive innovation and change? What would management expert, Peter