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Mapping the Measure of America

January 10, 2012

Mapping the Measure of America: Ever wondered how your state or congressional district stacks up compared with your neighbors on life expectancy, preschool enrollment, earnings or dozens of other

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Are you Getting the Biggest Bang for Your CSBG Buck?

January 7, 2012

By Eric Stam & Gretchen Knowlton These are uncertain times. Our country’s economic future is uncertain. The future of the CSBG is under harsh scrutiny and at risk of falling victim to deficit reduction. Policymakers and the American public want to know how to get the biggest bang for their federal dollars. In an effort to make a stronger case for the impact of the CSBG Network, NASCSP is

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CSBG Data Corner: Why is my FY 2012 Allocation Different from FY 2011?

January 7, 2012

By Mark Schmeissing With all the concerns over budget cuts, government shutdowns, continuing resolutions, and legislative negotiating, it’s easy to get confused about the Community Services Block Grant formula and allocation amounts. The following explanation aims to demystify the process a bit. The formula is laid out in the CSBG Statute in Section 674, Authorization of Appropriations, which

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CSBG Spotlight: Self-Sufficiency and Job Training Program in Florida Teaches Skills Needed to Move People Out of Poverty

January 7, 2012

Edited by Payten Carroll During a time of historically high unemployment and a growing wealth gap, it’s hard to imagine that jobs exist for these low-income Americans. However, as President Obama mentioned in his State of the Union address this month, he hears “from many business leaders who want to hire in the United States but can’t find workers with the right skills.” These

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CSBG Spotlight: Nutrition and Home-Delivered Meals Programs Serve the Hungry Year-Round in Wyoming

December 20, 2011

Edited by Payten Carroll Food drives and collections are popular holiday humanitarian projects, but as Community Action Agencies (CAA) across the country know, hunger is a year-round problem that affects one in six Americans. Nutrition impacts the health and well-being of individuals as well as the economic security of the entire community. Hunger is a drain on community resources in terms of

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