State of Poverty Blog

Women of Weatherization – Jo McAninch

Posted on August 25, 2021 Posted By

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has been around for nearly 45 years and has served more than 8 million households, saving families money, and making their homes healthier and safer. From...

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45 Years of Success for the Weatherization Assistance Program

Posted on August 12, 2021 Posted By

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created on August 14th, 1976, when President Gerald Ford signed the Energy Conservation and Production Act into law. The legislation established a...

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CSBG: The 40-Year-Old Block Grant

Posted on August 12, 2021 Posted By

This Friday, August 13, is the Community Services Block Grant’s 40th anniversary. 40 years ago, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 was signed into law on August 13, 1981, authorizing and...

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Women of Weatherization – Amanda Porter

Posted on July 19, 2021 Posted By

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has been around for nearly 45 years and has served more than 8 million households, saving families money and making their homes healthier and safer. From...

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Juneteenth: A Holiday and Call to Action for Racial Justice

Posted on June 17, 2021 Posted By

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863, and the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, but it is June 19, 1865, and every anniversary since, that have come to commemorate the...

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Women of Weatherization – Kelia Bravo

Posted on June 15, 2021 Posted By

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has been around for nearly 45 years and has served more than 8 million households, saving families money and making their homes healthier and safer. From...

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Guest Blog: Virginia Community Action Network Creates Incarceration Diversion Working Group

Posted on May 28, 2021 Posted By

By: Matt Fitzgerald, Community Service Program Manager VA Dept of Social Services For the Virginia Community Action Network 2020 began as a time of advancement. The network had been moving forward on...

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Guest Blog: Wisconsin Leveraging Community Action Network for Vaccine Confidence Education

Posted on May 20, 2021 Posted By

By: Anna Sainsbury, CSBG Contract Manager, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families   2-1-1 Wisconsin is a free, easy-to-remember phone number connecting callers with health and human...

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Celebrating Weatherization on the 52nd Annual Earth Day

Posted on April 22, 2021 Posted By

Recognized annually on April 22, Earth Day is the world’s largest event celebrating nature and supporting environmental protections. The first Earth day was held in 1970 and more than 20 million...

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Radical Roots: The Civil Rights Movement and Community Action

Posted on February 28, 2021 Posted By

Black History Month is more than a yearly celebration of the achievements of individual Black Americans, it is an acknowledgement of the critical social, political, and cultural contributions of...

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