State of Poverty Blog

A Year in Review – NASCSP 2018

Posted on December 19, 2018 Posted By

As 2018 comes to a close, and we look towards the beginning of NASCSP’s 40th year in 2019, we would like to reflect on the past year. First, where has NASCSP been? Next, what were some of the most...

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A Thanksgiving Message from the NASCSP Board President

Posted on November 20, 2018 Posted By

Dear CSBG and WAP network, As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past few months, and what has been happening with our Programs since we...

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of NASCSP: A Message from the Executive Director

Posted on October 31, 2018 Posted By

Did you know that anniversary celebrations first started during medieval times when people celebrated 25 and 50 years of marriage with wreaths of silver and gold? The tradition of gold and silver...

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Happy Weatherization Day from the NASCSP State Assistance Director

Posted on October 30, 2018 Posted By

October 30 is known nationally as Weatherization Day. Today and throughout the month of October events have been planned to recognize the importance of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in...

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NASCSP Welcomes Amy Klusmeier!

Posted on October 10, 2018 Posted By

Greetings from NASCSP’s new WAP State Assistance Director, Amy Klusmeier. I feel fortunate to be starting this new role in October, an exciting time for weatherization. Energy Awareness Month and...

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Community Action Leading & Innovating in Seattle

Posted on October 3, 2018 Posted By

  Written By: Dakota Hayes, NASCSP Program Assistant While attending NASCSP’s Annual Conference in Bellevue, Washington in September, I had the opportunity to visit two great Community Action...

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2017 Poverty Census Data & the CSBG Network

Posted on September 12, 2018 Posted By

This morning the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. The results showed that incomes increased and poverty declined for a third consecutive...

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Hurricane Harvey: A Year Later

Posted on August 23, 2018 Posted By

This guest blog was provided by Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, which oversees the 40 Community Action Agencies in Texas. We are Texans, we expect a storm or two to come our way,...

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LIHEAP & WAP- Working Together to Reduce Energy Burden

Posted on August 21, 2018 Posted By

Written By: Jaimee Kidd, NASCSP Intern The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides critical support to low-income families working to ensure their own energy security and...

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CSBG Success Story- Tennessee

Posted on July 16, 2018 Posted By

The success story below was provided by Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency (MCCAA) in Tennessee. The Richness of Gratitude “None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude....

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