Category: CSBG

Legislative Update

September 1, 2011

I hate to sound like a broken record having to again report to you that federal government is stuck in place until final decisions are made on raising the debt limit. The rhetoric on all sides of the issue has been thick, harsh and disconcerting. At times it has been confusing trying to distinguish what the key points of contention are and where the battle lines are being drawn. President Obama

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You Can Eat it, But you Can't Frost it!

August 26, 2011

(Disclaimer: This math story is not essential to any legislative or policy discussion, nor do we make any claims as to its value in helping with your CSBG Data report. However, it may provide some insight into the workings to the Acting Director of Research’s brain). The Chair’s article this month reminded me of a math symposium I did in college, about a seemingly simple yet complex

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CSBG Data Corner: Have We Recovered?

August 26, 2011

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) infused billions of dollars into hundreds of federal programs to create jobs and stimulate the economy. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), which received Recovery Act funding, allows states to strategically target the root causes of poverty on a local level. The CSBG Network received $1 billion supplementary CSBG dollars

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CSBG Success in Nevada: Geothermal Industry Job Training

August 26, 2011

In order to meet a growing need in the geothermal industry, Churchill County Social Services, a CSBG eligible entity in western Nevada, offered a job training program designed to prepare individuals and teach the skills needed for careers in the geothermal industry. Part of a larger employment initiative, the agency aimed to help Churchill County residents who earn below the 200% poverty

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