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 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.

Latest Resources

  • Reports & Toolkits | Jan. 13, 2020

    NACo works to preserve local decision making, protect counties from unfunded mandates and preemption and strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.

  • Reports & Toolkits | Dec. 22, 2019

    Nearly three months after the start of fiscal year (FY) 2020, congressional leaders were able to reach an agreement on a two-part spending deal that will fund the federal government through September 30, 2020. President Trump signed the two packages (H.R. 1865; H.R.

  • 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 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


Deborah Lieberman
Montgomery County, Ohio


Vice Chair

Toni Carter
Ramsey County, Minnesota


Natalie Hall
Fulton County, Georgia


George Hartwick
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


Nancy Sharpe
Arapahoe County, Colorado


Shelley Taub
Oakland County, Michigan


Subcommittee Chair

William Cox (Aging Subcommittee)
Rich County, Utah


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


Theresa Daniel
Dallas County, Texas


Kelly Long (Social Services)
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)
Hamilton County, Tennessee


Cami Bremer (Social Services)
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)
Ashtabula County, Ohio



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