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 wouldREAD MORE
Raymond Thomas -- Project Manager, Healthy Homes, NASCSP -- In the late 1980’s singer-songwriter Brenda Russell first recorded the hit song Get Here which goes, You can reach me by railway, you can reach me by trailway…You can reach me by caravan, cross the desert like an Arab man…I don’t care how you get here, just—get here if you can. Tight budgets mean travel approvals are harderREAD MORE
By Glory Anwanwan, Senior Web Coordinator; Healthy Homes & Gretchen Knowlton, Policy Director National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) staff from across the countryREAD MORE
-- edited by NASCSP staff -- The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network faces several key challenges right now. Not only are we threatened with disabling funding cuts, but we’re being pressed to resolve complex questions around change, results, and measuring impact. Never before have we faced such scrutiny from every direction. The one positive in all of this is that we’re not alone.
– Brad Penney, General Counsel, NASCSP and Bob Scott, Director, Energy Services, NASCSP – This year, as the saying goes, March went out like a lion -- at least on Capitol Hill. The last five days of March were good ones for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Disappointed as we were by the refusal of the Appropriations Committees to accept the Administration’s request forREAD MORE