Category: NASCSP Updates

Poverty Politics: Take a Staffer to a CAA Day

November 7, 2012

--Gretchen Knowlton and Mark Schmeissing, NASCSP-- Following right on the heels of the election, NASCSP hits the streets for the Community Services Block Grant's (CSBG) reauthorization. Literally! Without pausing to catch our breath after an intense election season, we’re heading out on a fieldtrip to our local CAA – the United Planning Organization (UPO) in DC with a couple of friends from


Legislative Update - 9/28/2012

September 28, 2012

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Congress approved a six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) that will be signed by the President this week. This CR funds the Federal government for the next six-months (until March 27, 2013) and allows the appropriations process more time until after the November elections and a new Congress is in place to finalize funding amounts. As was expected, both the


Legislative Update - September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012

By: Brad Penney, Advocates for The Other America The White House has released a report detailing the impact of the $109 billion in cuts that will be imposed by the sequester in January if Congress does not meet certain spending reduction targets (i.e. $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next ten years). According to the report, the cuts would result in an 8.2% across the board spending cut in all


Keeping an Eye on U.S. Environmental Sustainability: An Energy and Climate Policy Update

August 24, 2012

-- Edited by Jovita A. Tolbert, Development Director, National Alliance for Sustainable Communities -- Romney Releases Energy Plan. Romney says his newly released energy plan will help North America

Category : Policy Updates

Paying for What Works: NASC and the Center for American Progress Talk SIBs

August 23, 2012

-- Jovita Tolbert, Development Director of the National Alliance for Sustainable Communities (NASC) -- Implemented in the UK, the first Social Impact Bond (SIB) was launched by Social Finance in September 2010. Today, Massachusetts, New York, and Minnesota are experimenting with SIBs, or a variation of them. What’s more, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is working with the

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