Category: CSBG

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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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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