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Healthy Homes Month 2019

Posted on June 12, 2019 Posted By

Written by: Sophie Mariam, NASCSP Intern June is National Healthy Homes Month, an awareness campaign to emphasize the link between a safe home and the health of individuals and communities. The...

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Reflecting on Community Action Month

Posted on May 31, 2019 Posted By

Written by Pamela Harrison, CSBG State Assistance Director at NASCSP May is recognized as Community Action Month. Community Action Month was created to highlight Community Action Agencies’ (CAAs)...

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State Spotlight: Amidst the Disaster, Hope and Partnership in California

Posted on May 29, 2019 Posted By

This guest blog was written by Thomas Tenorio, CEO of the Community Action Agency of Butte County, in partnership with the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD). CSD is...

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Community Action Month- Fact Friday #4

Posted on May 24, 2019 Posted By

Families served by CSBG have the ability to report all sources of income, not just the primary source to CAAs. It is critical to note that 14.5 percent of the families who reported income to CAAs,...

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State Spotlight: Connecting to the Roots of CSBG in Texas

Posted on May 20, 2019 Posted By

This guest blog was written by Karen Keith at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). TDHCA is the CSBG Grantee for the State of Texas. I’m not a native Texan; however, I did...

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Community Action Month- Fact Friday #3

Posted on May 17, 2019 Posted By

In FFY 2017, CAAs in every state reported information about the participants in their programs and projects. Over 15.3 million individuals and 6.3 million families, participated in CAA programs. The...

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Community Action Month- Fact Friday #2

Posted on May 10, 2019 Posted By

In FFY 2017, CSBG Eligible Entities, leveraged local CSBG dollars by a ratio of $7.36 to every dollar of CSBG. If the value of volunteer hours is included, the ratio of leveraged non-federal...

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State Spotlight: Delaware Champions a Trauma Informed Approach

Posted on May 8, 2019 Posted By

This guest blog was provided by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). DHSS is the CSBG Grantee for the state of Delaware. The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services...

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Communication and Cooperation: How a Simple Question Led to Greater Efficiency in Low-Income Housing

Posted on May 8, 2019 Posted By

“We’re walking away from attics with R-11! It won’t pay back to get them to R-50; it’s insane!” These were the concerns of Scott Daniels, Weatherization Supervisor at the Human Resource...

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Community Action Month- Fact Friday #1

Posted on May 3, 2019 Posted By

May 1st marks the beginning of Community Action Month! This month is a time for the CSBG network to highlight the impact that Community Action has across our country! The goal is to show...

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