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 BriefACTION NEEDED:
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.
Jan. 2, 2019
NACo works to preserve local decision making, to protect counties from unfunded mandates and local preemption and to strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.
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Human Services and Education Steering Committee
Commissioner Arapahoe County, Colorado
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Shelley Goodman Taub
Commissioner Oakland County, Michigan
Commissioner Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Commissioner Montgomery County, Ohio
Supervisor Yolo County, California
Commissioner Dallas County, Texas
Supervisor Ventura County, California
Council Member Summit County, Ohio
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Director, Dept. of Job and Family Services Franklin County, Ohio
Commissioner Rich County, Utah
Commissioner Edgecombe County, North Carolina
J. Glenn Osborne
Social Services Director Wilson County, North Carolina
Deputy Executive Director County Welfare Directors Association of California, California
Assistant County Manager Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Director of Community Support Services Alachua County, Florida
Commissioner Ashtabula County, Ohio
NACo President Greg Cox's presidential initiative will explore ways that county government are connecting our residents in the spirit of building healthy, safe and vibrant communities.Learn More