All matters pertaining to children’s issues, foster care, public assistance and income support, services to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.
Human Services & Education Steering Committee
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress, particularly those who serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Education and the Workforce Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, to enact a long-term reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant (TANF) and protect funding for the TANF Contingency Fund.
Policy BriefACTION NEEDED:
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress, particularly those who serve on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, to protect the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and support full funding.
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress, especially those who serve on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, to maintain funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program at or above the FY 2016 level of $715 million through the annual appropriations process. CSBG is funded through the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill. Additionally, urge your members to support reauthorization of CSBG, which expired in 2003, to provide greater certainty for counties in the long term.
Jul. 26, 2017
With the Summer Congressional recess starting Friday, July 28th, county leaders have a great opportunity to advocate for county legislative and regulatory priorities right at home. NACo has put together the following information to help you be an effective advocate during the summer recess.
Legislative Presentation |
Jun. 30, 2017
“Counties Addressing Poverty: Serving the Underserved” describes the critical county role in breaking multigenerational cycles of poverty.
Reports & Toolkits |
Jun. 7, 2017
“Faces of the Social Services Block Grant” helps counties advocate for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) with members of Congress.
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Human Services and Education Steering Committee
Commissioner Arapahoe County, Colorado
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Commissioner Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Council Member Summit County, Ohio
Commission Chair Oakland County, Michigan
William Cox (Aging)
Commissioner Rich County, Utah
James Ebert (Social Services)
Commissioner Weber County, Utah
Viola Harris (Education, Children & Families)
Commissioner Edgecombe County, North Carolina
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