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 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 2019 level of $725 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.
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress and the administration to support counties in the federal, state and local partnership and financing of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP was reauthorized as part of the 2018 farm bill and largely preserved the program’s existing entitlement and funding structure.
Reports & Toolkits |
Aug. 2, 2019
The August recess in the federal legislative calendar provides a unique opportunity for county leaders to communicate with members of Congress, demonstrate the impact of your efforts in your communities and advocate for the federal programs that help to strengthen local programs and initiatives.
Join NACo, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for a panel discussion on the impacts to states and localities of the lack of national immigration policy, and the release of BPC's report, A Call for Clarity and Compromise: The Perspectives of State and Local Officials on the National Immigration Debate
During the 2019 NACo Legislative Conference, county leaders hosted a Capitol Hill Briefing highlighting how counties are implementing new approaches to delivering health and human services and help us engage members of Congress and staff on the important role counties play in serving our communities.
Join a steering committee and make a difference. Learn more about getting involved in NACo's Human Services & Education Steering Committee:
Human Services and Education Steering Committee
Commissioner Montgomery County, Ohio
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Commissioner Fulton County, Georgia
Commissioner Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Commissioner Arapahoe County, Colorado
Commissioner Oakland County, Michigan
William Cox (Aging Subcommittee)
Commissioner Rich County, Utah
Theresa Daniel (Education, Children and Families)
Commissioner Dallas County, Texas
Commissioner Dallas County, Texas
Kelly Long (Social Services)
Supervisor Ventura County, California
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Joy Bivens (Education, Children and Families)
Director, Dept. of Job and Family Services Franklin County, Ohio
Timothy Boyd (Education, Children and Families)
Commissioner Hamilton County, Tennessee
Cami Bremer (Social Services)
Commissioner El Paso County, Colorado
J. Glenn Osborne (Social Services)
Social Services Director Wilson County, North Carolina
Paula Prentice (Aging)
Council Member Summit County, Ohio
Catherine Senderling-McDonald (Education, Children and Families)
Deputy Executive Director County Welfare Directors Association of California, California
Anthony Trotman (Social Services)
Assistant County Manager Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Kathryn Whittington (Aging)
Commissioner Ashtabula County, Ohio