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CSBG Data Corner: CSBG Data Wheel

October 4, 2011

As the fight to keep CSBG at an adequate funding level continues, NASCSP wants to be sure all our members and supporters have the most up-to-date information regarding the success of CSBG. In mid-September all CSBG members should  have  received  the  2010  CSBG  Annual  Report  and Highlights via mail. We also sent them to State CAA Associations, partners, governors, and key

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CSBG Spotlight: Innovative Childcare Program at Oregon CAA

October 4, 2011

Innovative Childcare Program at Oregon CAA Helps a Community Play, Share, and Grow We know from extensive research studies that low-income families with children often face additional challenges and obstacles in becoming economically stable, compared to those without children. One of the premiere challenges that these families face is finding affordable and quality childcare. Lack of proper

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Navigating the Road to Financial Stability

September 1, 2011

Amidst great discussion about the macroeconomic condition of the United States, a group of practitioners, researchers, and policymakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the micro-economic reality for many lower-income Americans.  The focus stayed on savings and credit for this group, convened by the Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus, the Asset Building Program of the New American

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CSBG Spotlight: Kansas Teamwork Improves Data Collection and Validation Process

September 1, 2011

Over the course of the last year, the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation (KHRC) partnered with the Kansas Association of Community Action Programs (KACAP) to improve their data collection and validation processes. Recognizing the challenges put forth by the Obama administration for performance measurement, they both saw the value in improving CSBG sub-grantee program planning and reporting. The

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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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