Human Services & Education Steering Committee

Policy Briefs

  • Policy Brief

    Reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant

    Urge 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 Brief

    Support the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)

    Urge 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 Brief

    Support the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

    Urge 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.

Latest Resources

  • Advocacy | 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.

  • Publication | 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

Chair

Nancy Sharpe
Commissioner
Arapahoe County, Colorado

 

Vice Chair

Toni Carter
Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minnesota

 

George Hartwick
Commissioner
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

 

Paula Prentice
Council Member
Summit County, Ohio

 

Shelley Taub
Commission Chair
Oakland County, Michigan

 

Subcommittee Chair

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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