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

  • Reports & Toolkits | Mar. 23, 2018

    Nearly six months after the start of federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a spending package that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018.

  • 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.

  • Reports & Toolkits | Jun. 30, 2017

    “Counties Addressing Poverty: Serving the Underserved” describes the critical county role in breaking multigenerational cycles of poverty.

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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

 

Shelley Goodman Taub
Commission Chair
Oakland County, Michigan

 

George Hartwick
Commissioner
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

 

Deborah Lieberman
Commissioner
Montgomery County, Ohio

 

Oscar Villegas
Supervisor
Yolo County, California

 

Subcommittee Chair

Theresa Daniel (Education, Children and Families)
Commissioner
Dallas County, Texas

 

Kelly Long (Social Services)
Supervisor
Ventura County, California

 

Paula Prentice (Aging)
Council Member
Summit County, Ohio

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair

Joy Bivens (Education, Children and Families)
Director, Dept. of Job and Family Services
Franklin County, Ohio

 

William Cox (Aging)
Commissioner
Rich County, Utah

 

James Ebert (Social Services)
Commissioner
Weber County, Utah

 

Viola Harris (Education, Children and Families)
Commissioner
Edgecombe County, North Carolina

 

J. Glenn Osborne (Education, Children and Families)
Social Services Director
Wilson County, North Carolina

 

Catherine Senderling-McDonald
Deputy Executive Director
County Welfare Directors Association of California

 

Anthony Trotman (Social Services)
Assistant County Manager
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 

Claudia Tuck (Social Services)
Director of Community Support Services
Alachua County, Florida

 

Kathryn Whittington (Education, Children and Families)
Commissioner
Ashtabula County, Ohio

 

Contact

  • Associate Legislative Director – Human Services and Education  
    (202) 942-4204