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Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Cherokee Nation Challenges AFCARS Reporting Changes
    • 2020 Census Deadline Remains Unclear
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Attorneys General Demand SNAP Waivers and Clear Guidance
    • Preliminary Injunction Issued for Emergency Allotment Interpretation in Pennsylvania
    • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Optional Exceptions to the Prohibition Against Treating Incarceration as Voluntary Unemployment
    • Census Bureau Releases Report Showing Decrease in Poverty in 2019
    • Tribal TANF Caseload Data Released
    • Request for Information on Innovative Programs To Reconnect Youth to Education and Employment and Promote Self-Sufficiency
    • FNS Releases Studies and Evaluation Plan for 2020
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Experience NSDTA 360: New Directions Conference Registration, Awards & Scholarships Now Open
    • Experience AAHHSA 360: Conference Registration Now Open
    • PHSA Webinar - Improving Transition Strategies for Young Parents Aging Out of Foster Care – Spotlight on Georgia
    • APHSA Webinar - Family Well-Being and Child Welfare Services Against the Backdrop of COVID-19
    • APHSA Webinar - “If I Knew Then What I Know Now…” COVID-19 Lessons Learned and Planning for the Future
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Senate “Skinny Bill” Blocked
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • CCDF State Plans Published in Federal Register for Public Comment
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • House Ag and Ed & Labor Call for P-EBT Clarification
    • SNAP E&T Data and Technical Assistance (DATA) Grant Projects Published
    • The Office of Child Support Enforcement Issues Dear Colleague Letters on Annual Reporting and Certification Letters
    • Quality Control Review Due Dates Extended for June 2020
    • USDA Finds that Consistent WIC Participation Increases Nutrition Outcomes
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Experience NSDTA 360: New Directions Conference Registration, Awards & Scholarships Now Open
    • Experience AAHHSA 360: Conference Registration Now Open
    • Future Cities Virtual Summit
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Children’s Bureau Releases CFSR Technical Bulletin
    • MACPAC Issues Letter to HHS on COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
    • Rep. Bass Introduces Foster Youth Dental Act of 2020
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Extends Summer Meals Waivers Through 2020
    • OFA Publishes TANF Work Participation Rate and Caseload Data
    • $8.7 Million Awarded to Develop Responsible Parenting and Economic Mobility Interventions for Teens and Young Adult
    • FEMA Issues Guidance on Lost Wage Assistance Program
    • CDC Releases Order Halting Evictions
    • Latest FNS Research
    • Iowa Approved for D-SNAP
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Webinar - Then and Now: How to Use New Census Surveys About Poverty, Income, and Health from 2019 and 2020
    • APHSA Webinar - Helping Clients Access Their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • President Issues Executive Orders Related to Coronavirus Relief
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • OCC Updates Child Care FAQs for CCDBG and School Age Children
    • ACF Releases Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Guidance on Deadlines for CARES Act and FY 2021 State Plans
    • ACF Seeks Comment on New Study to Examine Child Welfare Agency Family Contact Activities after Adoption or Guardianship
    • HHS Awards $101 Million to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    • HUD Releases $472 Million in CARES Act Awards for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • DOL Issues Guidance on the Lost Wage Assistance Program
    • SNAP Benefits May Face Danger of Running Out
    • Child Nutrition Monitoring Waivers Extended into 2021
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • APHSA Webinar - What Happens After CARES? Projections of Poverty and Program Eligibility from the COVID-19 Pandemic & Economic Recession
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • APHSA Letter to Congress on SNAP Policy Priorities
    • Bipartisan Bill to Provide Emergency Support for Foster Youth and Child Welfare Services Introduced
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Revised Procedures and Standards: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) Review
    • FNS Extends Meal Pattern Flexibility Waivers for Child Nutrition Programs
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Issues Guidance on Online Purchasing for Retailers and Prepared and Heated Foods
    • Request for Information on Innovative Programs To Reconnect Youth to Education and Employment and Promote Self-Sufficiency
    • Depart of Labor Issues an Implementation Checklist for CARES Act Unemployment Programs
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • APHSA Webinar - What Happens After CARES? Projections of Poverty and Program Eligibility from the COVID-19 Pandemic & Economic Recession
    • Experience NSDTA 360 — Call For Proposals Now Open
    • SNAP-Ed Connection and SNAP-Ed Toolkit’s Webinar Series
    • 2020 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence Virtual Launch
    • 20th Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Senate Republicans Release HEALS Act Package
    • House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee Introduces Bill to Preserve SNAP Waiver Flexibilities
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • CDC Releases New Resources and Tools to Support Opening Schools
    • House Passes Two Child Care Bills
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Annual SNAP Adjustment to Result in 5% Benefit Increase
    • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Expires
    • ACF Publishes Questions and Answers about Tribal TANF and the Coronavirus Disease 2019
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series : Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Experience NSDTA 360 — Call For Proposals Now Open
    • SNAP-Ed Connection and SNAP-Ed Toolkit’s Webinar Series
    • Webinar - State HIT Connect Virtual Mini-Series
    • 20th Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • APHSA Submits Letter to Congress
    • COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended
    • Senate Republicans Discuss Short-Term Extension of Boosted Unemployment Benefits
    • GOP, Democrats Debate Scope of Stimulus Checks
    • Budget & Appropriations Update
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • CARES Act CSBG Applications Announcement
    • RFI on Federal Coordination to Promote Economic Mobility
    • FNS Announces Additional Funding from CARES Act for FDPIR
    • FNS Extends QC Face-to-Face Interview Waivers through Sept. 2020
    • 2021 Guidance Posted for SNAP Nutrition Education
  • From Our APHSA Partners:
    • U.S. Census Bureau Response Rate Map & Toolkit
    • The Aspen Parent Powered Solutions Fund
    • American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) Special Issue
    • MAXIMUS COVID-19 Survey
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • SNAP-Ed Connection and SNAP-Ed Toolkit’s 3 Part Webinar Series
    • Stimulus Check Outreach Webinar: Learn How to Ensure SNAP and Medicaid Participants in Your State are Getting $1,200 for What They Need Most
    • 20th Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • House Appropriations Committee Releases Draft Bill for Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations
    • House Appropriations Committee Releases Draft Agriculture Funding Bill
    • Jobs for Economic Recovery Act
    • H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act
    • Modification to 2016 Equal Access Rule
    • HHS Indicates Extension of COVID-19 Public Emergency Declaration
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Issues Call to Action Regarding SNAP Error Rates
    • FNS Releases Non-Competitive Grant Opportunity for State SNAP Agency Evaluation of Income Data Sources
    • An Update to the Economic Outlook: 2020 to 2030
  • From Our APHSA Partners:
    • CBPP Releases Outreach Toolkit Resources to Support State Outreach to Non-Filers Eligible for Stimulus Payments for Stimulus Checks
    • Urban Institute Releases COVID-19 Equitable Recovery Tracker
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • APHSA Webinar Series, Two Parts – The Family First Prevention Services Act: A Two-Part Series from Introduction to Implementation
    • APHSA Webinar – Juvenile Justice in the Age of COVID-19: Response and Strategies from NYC
    • SNAP-Ed Connection and SNAP-Ed Toolkit’s 3 Part Webinar Series
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • USDA Webinar Series
    • Administration Signs Executive Order Aimed at Improving Child Welfare System
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • $127.5 Million Announced for the Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant
    • Dear Colleague Letter Regarding the Community Services Block Grant
    • WIC Releases Updated Income Eligibility Guidelines
    • USDA Releases Data on Farmers Market Nutrition Programs
    • Administration Suspends Employment Visas
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events:
    • Multidisciplinary Legal Representation and its Positive Impact on Reunifications
    • APHSA Webinar: A Pandemic, Economic Recovery, and Uncertain Policy: Charting the Path Ahead for SNAP Work Requirements
    • APHSA Webinar Series - The Family First Prevention Services Act: A Two-Part Series from Introduction to Implementation
    • APHSA Webinar - Juvenile Justice in the Age of COVID-19: Response and Strategies from NYC
  • APHSA Conference Update Message for 2020
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • We commemorate today, Juneteenth, as a day of reflection, education, and celebration of black lives in the United States. We hope you will join us in learning more about Juneteenth and renewing our commitment to advancing race equity.
    • Government Executive article by APHSA President and CEO Tracy Wareing Evans - Public Administrators and the Imperative for Social Equity
    • NAPA Podcast featuring Tracy Wareing Evans - Building a Resilient and Just Society
    • Our latest blog post - An Essential Down Payment for a Resilient and Equitable Economic Recovery
    • APHSA Call to Action for Human Services
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • HHS Amends Healthcare Non-Discrimination Rule
    • The Office of Child Care Releases COVID-19 Legislation Guide
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • APHSA Submits Comment Letter on Proposed SNAP E&T Rule
    • USDA Extends Farmers to Families Food Box Program Contracts
    • Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Postsecondary Credentials
    • Department of Labor Issues Updated Reporting Instructions for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
    • Updates to Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Resource Center
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • Building Skills for Cross-Cultural Communication and Resilience During COVID-19
    • 2Gen COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building a Response for the Future
    • APHSA Webinar: A Pandemic, Economic Recovery, and Uncertain Policy: Charting the Path Ahead for SNAP Work Requirements
    • APHSA Webinar Series - The Family First Prevention Services Act: A Two-Part Series from Introduction to Implementation
  • APHSA Conference Update Message for 2020
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Updates List of Waiver Approvals
    • Children's Bureau Releases Guidance on CFSR/CQI Processes During COVID-19
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • SNAP 2020 E&T National Forum
    • SNAP-Ed Program Q&A
    • FNS Details State Flexibilities for SNAP MEs
    • ACF Issues Final Rule: “Child Support Technical Corrections”
    • FNS Opens Request for Proposals for E&T DATA Grants
  • From Our APHSA Partners
    • U.S. Census Bureau Count All Kids Campaign
    • New Data Shows Essential Workers are More Likely to Rely on SNAP
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • Social Services Preparedness in Times of Crisis
    • Using Data to Identify Changes in Child Welfare Referrals and Screening in the Era of COVID-19
    • COVID-19 Future Planning for the Homelessness Response System
    • State HIT Connect Virtual 'Mini-Series'
    • Building Skills for Cross-Cultural Communication and Resilience During COVID-19
    • 2Gen COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building a Response for the Future
    • Boosting Upward Mobility: Metrics to Inform Local Action
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • APHSA Submits Letter to Congress
    • CBO Reports on HEROES Act Score and COVID-19 Economic Impact
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Guidance on Extended Foster Care During COVID-19
    • GAO Report on Medicaid Program Administration Challenges
    • DOJ Releases Guidance on COVID-19 and State Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • OSHA and CDC Release Guidelines on Agricultural Worker Safety During Pandemic
    • FNS Releases TEFAP State Allocations from CARES Act
    • OFA Releases Abstracts on HPOG Demonstration Programs
  • From Our APHSA Partners
    • U.S. Census Bureau Extends Deadline
    • NAMD Blog Post: Early Insights from Medicaid Directors: What Is the Impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid Utilization?
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • APHSA Webinar - Expanding Social Services: Using Data to Enhance Benefit Processing During the COVID-19 Crisis
    • Boosting Upward Mobility: Metrics to Inform Local Action
    • Using Data to Identify Changes in Child Welfare Referrals and Screening in the Era of COVID-19
    • 2Gen COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building a Response for the Future
  • APHSA Conference Update Message for 2020
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery
    • House Bill Introduced to Stabilize Child Care Program
    • House Introduces Rural Broadband Acceleration Act
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Joint Letter from Administration for Children and Families and Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    • The Children’s Bureau Requests Public Comments for Proposed Data Collection for New ACTA Study
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Announces Grant Funding for SNAP Fraud Framework Implementation
    • Department of Labor Issues Weekly Unemployment Claims Report
    • The Administration for Children and Families Issues Dear Colleague Letter on Child Support
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • State HIT Connect Virtual 'Mini-Series'
    • APHSA Webinar - Expanding Social Services: Using Data to Enhance Benefit Processing During the COVID-19 Crisis
    • 2Gen COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building a Response for the Future
  • APHSA Conference Update Message for 2020
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Plans to Appeal Court Decision for ABAWD Work Requirements
    • CBO Releases Interim Economic Projections for 2020 and 2021
    • FNS Continues to Approve States for P-EBT and the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot
    • Comment Period for Proposed SNAP E&T Rule Extended to June 17
    • The Department of Labor Awards Dislocated Worker Grants
    • FNS Releases Quality Control Q&A
  • From Our APHSA Partners:
    • COVID-19 and State Child Care Assistance Programs: Immediate Considerations for State Lead Agencies
    • Leading with Race to Reimagine Youth Justice: JDAI’s Deep-End Initiative
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • APHSA Webinar: Communications & Outreach
    • 2Gen COVID-19 Webinar Series: Building a Response for the Future
    • COVID-19: Navigating Public Health Emergency Legal Responses Underlying Re-opening State/Local Economies
    • Older Workers and COVID-19: The Harsh Economic Realities
    • APHSA Webinar - Expanding Social Services: Using Data to Enhance Benefit Processing During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • APHSA Conference Update Message for 2020
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • The HEROES Act Introduced, HR 6800
    • The Pandemic TANF Assistance Act Announced
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Final AFCARS Rule Released
    • Children’s Bureau Program Instruction on Title IV-E Flexibility
    • FY 2020 Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Guidance: ACF Reporting Requirement for the FYSB RHY Program
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA FNS Releases New Guidance for ABAWDs
    • USDA FNS Posts Retailer Requirements for Online SNAP
    • USDA Extends Flexibilities, Paves the Way for Meals for Kids to Continue through Summer
  • From Our APHSA Partners:
    • Job Quality Tools Library
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • COVID-19 and Health Equity: Response and Recovery Tele-Townhall
    • Increasing Equity in a Post-Pandemic Economy: The Potential for Growing Worker Ownership – Job Quality in Practice Series
    • 2020 National Briefing
    • Tracking a Moving Target: Researching the Impact of COVID-19 on County Governments
    • APHSA Webinar: Compassion Fatigue
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • Relaunching America’s Workforce Act (H.R. 6646) Introduced
    • Draft Legislation Released to Bolster Child Welfare Services
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACL Updates Guidance on Centers for Independent Living
    • ACF COVID-19 FAQ: Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
    • Children’s Bureau Releases Letter to Child Welfare Work Force
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Food and Nutrition Service Announces Additional Food Purchase Plans
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • A Necessary Pivot: Virtual Case Management and Coaching Amid COVID-19
    • Increasing Equity in a Post-Pandemic Economy: The Potential for Growing Worker Ownership – Job Quality in Practice Series
    • Tracking a Moving Target: Researching the Impact of COVID-19 on County Governments
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Children's Bureau Releases Letter on Title IV-E Flexibility
    • ACF Releases Tip Sheet on Using CCDF Amendments During COVID-19
    • HHS Issues Letter on PPE for Child Welfare Workers
    • OCC Released Child Care Waiver Approval Summary
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Releases Blanket Waiver for QC Reviews
    • DOL Issues Guidance on Emergency Unemployment Relief for Government and Nonprofits
    • FNS Posts Guidance on P-EBT and Emergency Allotments Reporting
    • DOL Issues New Rules for Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • From Our APHSA Partners:
    • European Social Network Partnership & Webinar with APHSA
    • Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers
    • New NGA & ASTHO Report – Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors
    • New Interactive Urban Institute Tool – Where Low-Income Jobs Are Being Lost to COVID-19
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • How to Use Place-Based Data to Promote Health Equity During COVID-19
    • APHSA Webinar: Navigating the Storm: Supporting our Workforce through Traumatic Times and Beyond
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • APHSA Releases Updated COVID-19 Policy Levers Summary
    • Supplemental Package to CARES Act Passed
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Guidance Regarding Fingerprint and Caseworker Visit Requirements During COVID-19 Response
    • OHS Issues Guidance on Supporting Emergency Child Care During COVID-19 Crisis
    • CARES Act CCDBG Supplemental Funding Announced
    • Children's Bureau Issues Letter on Using Federal Funds for Cell Phones and Personal Protective Equipment
    • Guidance About Seeking Personal Protective Equipment for Child Welfare Workers
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Creates New COVID-19 Food Assistance Program
    • HHS Announces Grant Funding for Elderly and People with Disabilities
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • Learn to Develop a Preventive Child Welfare Practice Model for the Family First Act
    • Human Service Messaging During the COVID-19 Crisis
    • NAWRS Virtual Workshop Series 2020: TANF Responses to COVID-19 – Voices from the Field
    • Web Series: Integrating Social Services and Health
    • How to Use Place-Based Data to Promote Health Equity During COVID-19
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • APHSA Letter to Congress
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Children's Bureau Issues Letter on Criminal Background Checks, Monthly Caseworker Visit Requirements
    • Children's Bureau Issues Letter on Court Improvement Programs
    • Emergency Guidance Released on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Department of Labor Releases Latest Guidance on Unemployment Insurance
    • DOL Announces $91.8 Million in Grants Announced for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
    • USDA FNS Issues Mass Denials to SNAP Waivers
    • USDA FNS Releases SNAP Q&A
    • USDA FNS Posts Flexibility for TEFAP Agencies
    • DC and NC Added to SNAP Online Pilot Program
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • APHSA Webinar: Physical Distancing and Social Work Best Practices
    • APHSA & FrameWorks COVID-19 Virtual Session for Health and Human Services Communication/Outreach Staff
    • Webinar Series: Integrating Social Services and Health
    • Webinar: Learn to Develop a Preventive Child Welfare Practice Model for the Family First Act
    • Webinar: How to Use Place-Based Data to Promote Health Equity During COVID-19
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA 2020 AASD & NASTA Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • The Department of Labor Announces New Guidance on CARES Act
    • $250 Billion Relief Bill for Small Businesses Stalled in Senate
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Releases FAQs On Use Of FVPSA Funds During COVID-19
    • ASPE Releases Guide To Facilitating Emergency Paid Family Leave For Low Income Families
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Michigan Becomes First State with an Approved P-EBT Plan
    • USDA Opens Online SNAP Purchasing Pilot
    • State Waiver Approvals
  • From Our APHSA Partners:
    • NASCIO COVID-19 Response Resources for State IT
    • U.S. Digital Response
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • APHSA Webinar: Riding the Wave: Strategies to Successfully Navigate Service Delivery
    • Webinar Series: Integrating Social Services and Health
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • New CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs That Remain Open
    • CMS Will Make Up-Front Medicare Reimbursements to Providers and Expedite Payments
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • ACF’s TANF Guidance Released
  • From Our APHSA Partners:
    • CBPP Launches Website Tracking FNS Waivers to States
  • 2020 Census Partnership:
    • Census Day Was April 1. Households Can Still Respond. Access Resources.
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA 2020 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • Webinar: From Crisis Management to Successful Recovery
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
    • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Youth in Custody Certificate Program
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
    • APHSA Letter to Congress and COVID-19 Policy Options Matrix
    • CMS Approves Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers in Response to COVID-19
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Letter on Housing Supports for Foster Youth Amid COVID-19
    • The Children’s Bureau Hosted a Virtual Town Hall for Older Foster Youth and the Impact of COVID-19
    • Planning Title IV-E Prevention Services: A Toolkit for States
    • Child Welfare Safety Assessment and Planning During COVID-19 and Social Distancing
  • 2020 Census Partnership:
    • APHSA is Partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit
    • APHSA 2020 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
    • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Youth in Custody Certificate Program
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • Families First Coronavirus Response Act H.R.6201
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Children’s Bureau Updated Child Welfare Policy Manual Regarding Case Worker Visits
  • 2020 Census Partnership:
    • APHSA is Partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit
    • APHSA 2020 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
    • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Youth in Custody Certificate Program
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Latest COVID-19 Updates:
    • Families First Coronavirus Response Act H.R.6201
    • Administration Declares National Emergency to Combat COVID-19
    • CDC Shares Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission
    • HHS Announces Initial Funding Awards to States for Combating COVID-19
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Proposes Data Collection on Youth Transitioning From Foster Care
    • HUD Announces Additional $1.1 Million to Public Housing Authorities to Assist Young People Aging out of Foster Care
    • COVID-19 Essential Health Benefits
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Secretary Perdue Announces Flexibility for School Meals
    • USDA Releases Draft Language on Proposed SNAP E&T Rule
  • Special Announcement:
    • 2020 Census Partnership
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit
    • APHSA 2020 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
    • Webinar: Exploring Family Resource Centers in Relation to Child Welfare and the Family First Act
    • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Youth in Custody Certificate Program
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Children’s Bureau Releases Guidance on Family First Transition Act
    • CMS Releases Guidance on CHIP Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Requirements
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Announces SNAP Employment & Training Proposed Rule
    • ACF Extends Timeline to Respond to Request for Information on Nonresident Parents
    • Food and Nutrition Services Posts Fact Sheet on Food Assistance During Disasters
    • ACF Announces Second LIHEAP Funding Release
    • A CF Releases Guidance on CSBG Performance System
    • HUD Awards $36 Million to PHAs
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit
    • APHSA 2020 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA Webinar: Moving People Forward on Their Path to Self-Sufficiency
    • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Youth in Custody Certificate Program
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Legislation Introduced to Increase Access to WIC
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • National Youth in Transition Database Report
    • ACF Proposing to Collect Data for New Study, Adoption Call to Action (ACTA) Data Collection
    • Maryland Earns Federal Approval of Family First Prevention Plan
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • OMB Seeks Comments on Additional Poverty Measures
    • Food and Nutrition Services Posts CSFP Caseload Management Webinar
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit
    • APHSA 2020 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA 2020 American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD) & National Association of State TANF Administrators (NASTA) Call For Proposals & Distinguished Service Award Nominations
    • APHSA 2020 National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement (NAPIPM) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA Webinar: Moving People Forward on Their Path to Self-Sufficiency
    • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Youth in Custody Certificate Program
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Evaluate Family Unification Program (FUP) Vouchers
    • House Passes Resolution Against Medicaid Block Grant Policy
    • ACF Provides Guidance on Child Support Incentive Payments
    • ACF Posts Refugee Resettlement Annual Report to Congress
    • Federal School Safety Clearinghouse Launches
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Issues Revised Guidance for Use of Non-Merit Staff in SNAP Call Centers
    • FNS Seeks Public Comments on SNAP Benefits Storage
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit Call For Proposals
    • APHSA 2020 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • 2020 Senior Leadership Conference and Roundtable Gatherings
    • 2020 Alliance National Conference Call for Presentations
    • OFA Webinar: Improving Employment Outcomes for TANF Recipients with Substance Use Disorders
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation
    • White House Issues Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • CDC Releases Data on Drug Overdose Deaths From 1999 Through 2018
    • DOJ Awards Funds to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Rural Communities
    • ACF Responds to Comments on Proposed Changes to CSBG Annual Report
    • Parents and Children Thriving Together: A Framework for Two-Generation Policy and System Reform
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • SNAP Announces New Database: SNAP Certification Policy Waiver Database
    • Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Technical Assistance for WIOA Plan Submissions
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA Webinar: How To Create a Unified Public Experience for Your Agency
    • APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit Call For Proposals
    • All Hands on Deck: Improving Community Health
    • 2020 Senior Leadership Conference and Roundtable Gatherings
    • 2020 Alliance National Conference Call for Presentations
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • APHSA Raises Concerns on Impact of Rule Effecting Individuals with Disabilities
    • Public Charge Rule
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Information Memorandum on the Family First Transition Act
    • CMS Offers States Medicaid Block Grant Option
    • Report Shares Insights on Increasing Non-Custodial Parent Engagement
    • Office of Child Support Enforcement Shares 2020 Priorities
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • House Democrats File Brief Supporting ABAWD Rule Lawsuit
    • GAO Releases Report on Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Abuse and Addiction in Medicaid
    • ACF Previews Upcoming CSBG Guidance
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA Webinar: How To Create a Unified Public Experience for Your Agency
    • APHSA 2020 National Health & Human Services Summit Call For Proposals
    • All Hands on Deck: Improving Community Health
    • 2020 Senior Leadership Conference and Roundtable Gatherings
    • 2020 Alliance National Conference Call for Presentations
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • 14 States Sue Administration Over ABAWD Waiver Rule
    • House Passes Bill Allowing Data Sharing for Homeless Individuals
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Releases FY 2018 Data on Child Abuse and Neglect
    • HUD Releases Annual Homelessness Report
    • HUD Awards Close to $500,000 to PHAs to Help Youth Transitioning from Foster Care
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FY 2018 Characteristics of SNAP Recipients
    • FNS Announces Caseload Assignments and Administrative Grants for Commodity Supplemental Food Program
    • FNS Releases Handbook on Funding Process for Accessing Funds for IT System Enhancements
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA Webinar: Prediction, Learning & Prevention in Child Welfare ~ Part Two of Two-Part Series
    • APHSA Webinar: A Holistic Approach to Assessing Training Systems
    • 2020 Senior Leadership Conference and Roundtable Gatherings
    • Registration Open for 2020 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Congress Secures Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations, Extends TANF
    • White House Approves GREAT Act
    • Appeals Court Denies Injunction on ”Public Charge” Rule
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • CF Issues Guidance on Transitional Payments for Kinship Navigator Programs
    • MACPAC Releases Report on IMDs
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Proposed Rule Would Increase the Frequency of SSI Redeterminations
    • Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced to Provide Housing Vouchers for Families at Risk of Homelessness
    • FNS Releases Feasibility Study to Shift to a Federal SNAP Quality Control System
    • HUD Seeks to Rollback Anti-discrimination Fair Housing Rule
    • Congressional Research Service Releases Updated FAQs on TANF
  • Upcoming Events:
    • APHSA Webinar: Prediction, Learning & Prevention in Child Welfare ~ Part 1
    • APHSA Webinar: Prediction, Learning & Prevention in Child Welfare ~ Part 2
    • Early Bird Registration Open for 2020 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit