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Latest 2024 THE COMPASS Issues

Recently published issues are collected here. Click the dates below to view issue highlights and a link to read the full e-newsletter.

Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • RESOURCES IN MOTION
    • New England States Tackle Benefits Cliffs
    • New Courses Available on THRIVE
  • APHSA IN ACTION
    • Letter of Support for HR 7906
    • APHSA Supports New Farm Bill Maker
    • Farm Bill Conversations Ramping Up
    • Speaking at the Congressional Poverty Task Force on Summer EBT
    • NASCCA Series of Peer-to-Peer Meetings to Discuss the CCDF Final Rule
    • Equip the Flip April Leadership Covening
    • APHSA Hosts National Covening to De-Link Poverty and Child Welfare
    • National Collaborative for TAY
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • RESOURCES IN MOTION
    • Disrupt the Dialogue Podcast
    • Exploring DAPIM on THRIVE
    • New Blog Post on The Catalyst
  • APHSA IN ACTION
    • APHSA is Partnering with Harvard and Johns Hopkins to Understand SNAP Waiver De-Implementation
    • Speaking at the 2024 Public Benefits Access in Schools Covening
    • APHSA Kicks Off Summer EBT Community of Practice
    • APHSA Completes Work on SNAP E&T NPG
    • APHSA Attends Youth Villages Achieving Success Covening
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • RESOURCES IN MOTION
    • Disrupt the Dialogue
    • New Posts on The Catalyst
  • APHSA IN ACTION
    • APHSA and Casey Family Programs collaborate with ACF and SSA
    • SNAP E&T Population Toolkit: Focus on Older Workers
    • APHSA Collaborates with FosterClub
    • APHSA Releases Brief on System Alignment for Young Families Work
    • 2023 OE Recap
    • Organizational Effectiveness in NY
    • THRIVE SSO Update
    • New Brief: An Introduction to Current and Potential Uses of AI in SNAP Case Processing
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • RESOURCES IN MOTION
    • Disrupt the Dialogue
    • AI Posture
    • New Posts on The Catalyst
    • Celebrating Black History Month
  • APHSA IN ACTION
    • APHSA Submits Comment on OFA's FRA-Related Request for Information
    • Leading with Next Generation Competencies in Human Services
    • AI Workgroup
    • Summer Nutrition Summit
    • Including Child Support in the Human Services Conversation
    • APHSA and NASWA Partnership
    • APHSA Collaboration with Urban Institute on Supporting Youth
  • MEET OUR STAFF
    • Amaya Alexndra Ramos, MSW, CPH, MA - Project Associate, Culturally Responsive Services
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • RESOURCES IN MOTION
    • Disrupt the Dialogue Podcast
    • How States Used SNAP ARPA Funding
    • Navigating the SNAP Cliff
    • Strengthening TANF
    • Supplemental Pandemic Funds Survey Results
    • THRIVE
    • New Blog Posts
  • APHSA IN ACTION
    • Member Briefing with Congress on Summer EBT
    • Co-Hosting the Summer EBT Track
    • Updated OE Handbook
    • Technical Assistance Packages
    • Child Care Subsidy Equity Workshop Series
    • New SNAP E&T Strategy Document
    • Supporting Young Families Toolkit Update
    • CSNS Program
  • MEET OUR STAFF
    • Meg Dygert - Senior Policy Associate, Child & Family Well-Being
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • RESOURCES IN MOTION
    • SNAP Survey
    • Environmental Justice Resource Page
    • THRIVE
    • Digital Benefits Hub
  • APHSA IN ACTION
    • Influencing the Farm Bill
    • Understanding Collaborative Approaches to Economic and Concrete Supports
    • Working With Food-Insecure Limited English Proficiency Households
    • Supporting Youth Aging Out of Care Through SNAP E&T
    • Local Human Services Leader Retreat
  • APHSA STAFF SPOTLIGHT
    • Shug Pierce (they/them) - Project Associate, Process Innovation

Latest 2023-2024 TWIW Issues

Recently published issues are collected here. Click the dates below to view issue highlights and a link to read the full e-newsletter.

Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • OPRE Publishes Study Profile on the BEES Project Participating Programs
    • Evidence Snapshot on Case Management
    • Growing and Strengthening SNAP E&T Programs
    • Consulting with the State Workforce Development Board
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Final Rule Impacts Medicaid, CHIP, and Basic Health Program Application
    • OMB Request for Information: Responsible Procurement of Artificial Intelligence in Government
    • OMB Policy to Advance Governance, Innovation, and Risk Management in Federal Agencies’ Use of AI
  • APHSA Events
    • APHSA Summit Nominations Deadline Coming Soon
    • WEBINAR: Building Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Practices into Human Services Agencies
  • Partner Events
    • FNS Continues to Seek Submissions for the SNAP E&T National Forum
    • VIDEO: ACF Webinar on President's FY 2025 Budget Request
    • VIDEO: Chapin Hall Hosted Webinar on Child Welfare Leaders National Survey
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Congress Working to Avert a Shutdown
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • The Office of Head Start Releases $102 Million in Available Funding for Head Start Expansion
    • FTC Report: Market Factors Relevant to Infant Formula Supply Disruptions
    • Five More States Join Medicaid Direct Certification Demonstration Project
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • Graphic Representation of States and Territories TANF Policy Differences
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • OPRE Publishes Report on Home Visiting Programs
  • Partner Events
    • VIDEO: Tools for Strengthening Two-Generation Services - NS2G Team Members Share Lessons Learned
    • WEBINAR: AFCARS NPRM Public Information Session
    • WEBINAR: Mastering dX - Upskilling Your Workforce for the Age of AI
    • WEBINAR: Less Poverty, More Prosperity – States Tackle Benefits Cliffs
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Administration Avoids a Partial Government Shutdown
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • Request For Comment on Risk Assessment Forms Replacing Flores Bond Hearing Process
    • Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Shares Lessons Learned from S-EBT Demonstrations
  • Partner Events
    • WEBINAR: AFCARS NPRM Public Information Session
    • WEBINAR: Mastering dX - Upskilling Your Workforce for the Age of AI
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Members of the House Ways and Means Work and Welfare Subcommittee Introduce TANF Reauthorization Package
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • ACF Published the CCDF Final Rule to Improve Affordability, Access, and Quality
    • Applying for State CIP Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025
    • Partnering with MIECHV: New Matching Grant Opportunity
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • ACF’s TANF Data Innovation (TDI)
    • Video Series Exploring How Family Input Can Be Applied to Improve TANF and Child Support Programs
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Protections Restored for Beneficiaries of Federally Funded Social Services
    • The Office of Child Care Releases Preliminary FY 2021 CCDF Data Tables
    • Wisconsin Works RFP is Live
    • HHS Releases National Human Trafficking Prevention Framework
  • Partner Events
    • VIDEO: Community Eligibility Provision 101 by USDA FNS
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • ACF Strengthens Support for Adolescents and Young Adults
    • WIC 2024/2025 Income Eligibility Guidelines Released
    • New Rule to Improve Child Care Access, Affordability, and Stability in CCDF
    • ECD Dear Colleague Letter on Mixed Delivery
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Shares RFQ for Summer EBT Application
    • FNS Posts Updates to Replacement of Stolen Benefits Dashboard
    • FNS Updates Summer EBT Q&As
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • New APHSA Publication
  • Partner Events
    • VIDEO: Leveraging HUD’s FYI Program
    • 2024 Thriving Communities and Economic Mobility Regional Summit
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Shares Two New Webinars on Summer EBT
    • Secretary Vilsack Sends Letters to Governors on SNAP Performance
    • ACF Publishes TANF 13th Report to Congress
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Call for Proposals: Data Labs
  • APHSA Events
    • WEBINAR: AI-Enhanced Curriculum - Using Generative Technologies to Assist with Training Development and Evaluation
    • WEBINAR: How Modernizing the Grants Process Can Reshape Community Impact
  • Partner Events
    • 2024 Thriving Communities and Economic Mobility Regional Summit
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • OPRE Publishes a Brief Highlighting Central City Concern in Portland
    • ACF Announces Themes for National Child Abuse Prevention and National Foster Care Month
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Releases FY2025 SNAP Outreach Priority Areas
    • DOL Women's Bureau Webinar on Mentoring Women in Trades
    • Medicaid and CHIP Renewal Resources
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • WIC Works Resource System Publishes Infant Formula Preparation and Storage Guidelines
  • APHSA Events
    • WEBINAR: AI-Enhanced Curriculum - Using Generative Technologies to Assist with Training Development and Evaluation
    • WEBINAR: How Modernizing the Grants Process Can Reshape Community Impact
  • Partner Events
    • WEBINAR: Bringing Families Home - Evaluating Housing Supports to Reduce Child Welfare Involvement
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 Passes in the House of Representatives
    • Summer EBT 2024 Benefit Levels
    • Invest in Child Safety Act Reintroduced
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • OPRE Releases Data Templates for Tribal TANF-Child Welfare (TTCW) Coordination
    • ACF Releases Report to Congress on Child Welfare Outcomes
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • ACF Convened Parents, States, and Businesses to Bridge Benefits Cliffs
    • US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Announces SkillsFWD Grantees
    • USDA Shares SNAP Application Processing Timeliness Tips
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Forecasted Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Center for Home-based Child Care Research
  • Upcoming Events & Dates
    • CSWE Disaster Relief Curricular Guide Task Force Member Application
    • APHSA National Human Services Summit 2024
    • NSDTA Showcase Series Webinar: AI-Enhanced Curriculum - Using Generative Technologies to Assist with Training Development and Evaluation
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Increasing Access to Foster Care Through 21 Act
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • HHS Annual Update of Poverty Guidelines
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • New Guidance ACF for Youth Who Have Transitioned Out of Foster Care
    • New Grocery Benefit This Summer
    • OFA Consults with States on FRA Work Outcomes Measures and Reporting
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • SNAP Quality Control Documents Posted by FNS
    • Opportunity to Submit Comments to FNS
  • APHSA Events
    • WEBINAR: Learn How to THRIVE
    • WEBINAR: APHSA & NASWA Update on ACCESS Project
    • WEBINAR: A Human Services Role in Environmental Justice and Climate Resiliency
    • APHSA National Human Services Summit 2024
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • HUD Awards $10 Million for Families and Youth in Foster Care at Risk of Homelessness
    • Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants
    • Final Rule with Request for Comment: WIC
    • Interim Final Rule with Comment Period on Summer EBT Program
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • The Office of Child Care Releases CCDF State Matching Rates
    • FNS Study on Promising Approaches and Challenges for SNAP State Agencies
    • FNS Guidance on Use of Advanced Automation in SNAP
  • APHSA Events
    • WEBINAR: Creating a Kin-First Approval Process
    • WEBINAR: Learn How To THRIVE
    • WEBINAR: APHSA & NASWA Update on ACCESS Project
    • APHSA National Human Services Summit 2024
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Committee on Ways and Means Advances Legislation
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • ASPE Releases Update on Project Linking Data Between Child Welfare and Medicaid
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Resources on Summer EBT
    • FNS Shares Final Rule on Revision of Civil Rights Data Collection Methods
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Interim Final Rule with Comment Period: CMS Enforcement of State Compliance with Reporting and Federal Medicaid Renewal Requirements
    • American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Results Now Available
    • The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse
  • APHSA Events
    • WEBINAR: Creating a Kin-First Approval Process
    • APHSA National Human Services Summit 2024
  • Partner Events
    • WEBINAR: Improving Labor Standards for the Human Services Workforce
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • HHS and DOE Release Joint-Policy Statement on Early Childhood Programs
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • Revised TANF Data Reporting Instructions Webinar Recording Now Available
    • OFA Releases a Request for Information Soliciting Comments About FRA Pilots and Work Measures
    • Seeking Comment on Proposed Client Data Collection For Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program
    • FNS Posts States Intending to Implement S-EBT together and Estimate of Eligible Children in Each State
    • FNS Shares New Q&A on Summer EBT
  • Partner Events
    • WEBINAR: Increasing SNAP and WIC Enrollment via County-Led Systems Change
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Congress Passed a Continuing Resolution to Avoid a Government Shutdown
    • NPRM on Supporting the Head Start Workforce and Consistent Quality Programming
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • New Information Memorandum Issued on Child Welfare and Education Agency Collaboration
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • TANF Brief: Identifying and Combating Bias in TANF-Funded Employment Services
    • USDA Awards New GusNIP Grants
    • FNS Re-Opens Opportunity to Participate in Medicaid Direct Certification Demonstration Project
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • SNAP-Ed Toolkit: Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Initiative Data Toolkit
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • ACF to Host a Listening Session
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • SNAP-Ed Released New Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Initiative Data Toolkit
    • The ERS Shared Household Food Security Data for 2022
    • FNS Approves All State SNAP Skimming Plans
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • ORR Requesting Public Comment
    • Advancing Governance, Innovation, and Risk Management for Agency Use of Artificial Intelligence
    • Administration Issues Executive Order on AI
    • Participate in BDT’s Cohort to Implement Telephonic Signatures
  • APHSA Events
    • WEBINAR - Placer County: Implementing and Maintaining a System of Care
    • WEBINAR - How to Leverage Software as a Service to Drive Digital Transformation in Human Services
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • FCC Will Vote on Rules to Prevent and Eliminate Digital Discrimination
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • The Administration Calls on Congress to Support Critical Domestic Needs
    • ACF Releases NPRM on Revisions to the Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Posts Work Rules Screening Checklists
    • FNS Shares Updated State Options Report
  • APHSA Events
    • Upcoming Webinar - Placer County: Implementing and Maintaining a System of Care
  • Partner Events
    • Legacy Modernization: Optimizing For Value, Not Trends
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • ACF Releases a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • ACF Proposes Rule on Protecting LGBTQI+ Youth in Foster Care
    • ACF Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Strengthen Services and Protection for Unaccompanied Children
    • ACF Releases Proposed Rule on Foster Care Legal Representation
    • ACF Releases Final Rule on Kinship Licensing Standards
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • Self-Nomination Form is Live for Cohort 2 of the Youth Systems Building Academy
    • HHS Awards $8.1M to Fund the Third Cohort of the Diaper Distribution Pilot
    • FNS Posts Research and Evaluation Plan for 2024
    • FNS Issues Updated Guide to Serving ABAWDs
    • FNS Awards PTIG Grants to 6 SNAP Agencies
    • Treasury Releases Report on Impact of Climate Change on Household Finances
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Revisions to OMB's Uniform Guidance
  • APHSA Events & Webinars
    • WEBINAR: How Missouri Has Elevated Its Service Delivery to Help Citizens Grow to Their Fullest Potential
    • WEBINAR: Strategies to Increase Digital Literacy and Create Better Long-term Outcomes for Citizens
    • 2023 National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Education Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • TANF Data Reporting for Work Participation Revised Instructions Sent to OMB for approval
    • Final Rule Released: Separate Licensing or Approval Standards for Relatives or Kinship Foster Family Homes
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • The Administration Awards $20 Million to Launch Child Welfare System Program
    • $24.5 Million in Awards in Major Expansion of the Tribal Home Visiting Program
    • New Actions to Support Children and Families in Foster Care
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • SSA Proposes to Add SNAP to Definition of a Public Assistance Household
    • FNS Shares Evaluation of SNAP Redemption Online
    • FNS Awards Cooperative Agreement to Streamline Enrollment in WIC
    • GAO National Review of Non-Assistance TANF Spending
    • FNS Posts FY 24 Discretionary Exemptions for ABAWDs by State
    • FNS Shares Analysis of RPA in SNAP
    • Administration for Children and Families submits proposed updates to the Annual Survey of Refugees
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Notice of Proposed Rule Making by the Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)
  • Partner Events
    • NOHS Conference
    • Strategies to Increase Digital Literacy and Create Better Long-term Outcomes for Citizens
    • How Missouri Has Elevated Its Service Delivery to Help Citizens Grow to Their Fullest Potential
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Effects of a Shutdown on Human Services
    • Committee on Ways and Means Announces Hearing on Modernizing Child Welfare
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Releases Memo to Improve Federal Financial Accounting
    • FNS Posts NPRM on SNAP QC System
    • FNS Announces Four Fraud Framework Implementation Grants for FY 2023
  • Partner Events
    • Climate Change and Household Financial Well-Being: Understanding Risk and Building Resilience
    • NOHS Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • Request for Information: Meeting the Child Care Needs in Tribal Nations
    • $58 million to Reduce Lead in Schools and Childcare Facilities Through Investing in America Agenda
    • OPRE Requests Comments on Chafee Strengthening Outcomes for Transition to Adulthood Project Data Collection
    • Enhancing Child Care Assistance Programs through Human Centered Design
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Shares Updated Standard Utility Allowances
    • FNS Posts Information Collection on SNAP Risk Assessment Study
    • Train-the-Trainer Webinar on Medicaid and CHIP Renewals
  • APHSA Events
    • It Takes A Village: Family Finding and Community Engagement Strategies
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • OCSS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • White House Hosts Child Care Summit for State Leaders
    • FNS Seeks Comments on Information Collection for SNAP Performance Evaluation Systems
  • APHSA Events
    • Early Registration Rates Still Available
    • Wednesday Webinar - PHE Unwinding Check In: Stay on Course or Time to Pivot Your Plan?
  • Partner Events
    • The Aligned Case Management Institute: Advancing the Effort Together
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Work & Welfare Subcommittee Holds Second Hearing on TANF
    • ACF Seeks Comments on HomVEE Handbook Updates
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • Louisiana to Test New Way to Encourage Healthy Eating in SNAP
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • APHSA Comment Letter: Understanding States' SNAP Customer Service Strategies
    • USDA Updates on Approving State Plans for Replacing Stolen SNAP Benefits
    • ACF Releases Proposed Rule on Improving Child Care Access, Affordability, and Stability in the Child Care and Development Fund
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee Year 1 Report
  • APHSA Events
    • Early Registration Rates Still Available
    • Upcoming Webinar - PHE Unwinding Check In: Stay on Course or Time to Pivot Your Plan?
  • Partner Events
    • Upcoming Webinar - Disappearing Administrative Burden through Ex Parte Renewals
    • NASWA Masterclass Series: Accelerating Workforce Digital Transformation
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • HHS Releases Results of Internal Audit on Placement Processes for Unaccompanied Children
    • Children's Bureau Releases New Resource Collection: Leading With Pride to Support LGBTQIA2S+ Youth and Families
    • June Issue of Children's Bureau Express Released
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • New Federal Funding to Prevent Youth Homelessness
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Press Release: Coleridge Initiative Launched Innovative ADRF Management Portal
    • New Brief on Successful Data Sharing Models to Modernize Outreach and Enrollment in SNAP and Connected Benefits
  • APHSA Events
    • Promoting Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Perceptions of Public Child Welfare Administrators
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • American Family Act Reintroduced
    • Bill to Expand Child Care in Rural America Act Introduced to Senate
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • The Supreme Court Upholds ICWA
    • ACF Resources: Protecting the Health and Well-Being of All Children by Preventing the Worst Forms of Child Labor
    • HHS Report: How We Co-Designed the Newborn Supply Kit with Mothers
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Publishes Initial Guidance for State Implementation of Summer EBT
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Quarterly President's Management Agenda Updates
    • OFA Feedback Request: Coaching for Success E-Learning Curriculum
    • Modernizing Public Benefits Delivery: How Innovation Can Deliver Results for Eligible Households and Taxpayers
    • Request for Comments on Monitoring and Compliance for ORR Care Provider Facilities
    • ACF Renames the Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • APHSA Events
    • Webinar - NSDTA Showcase Series: Cultivating Communities of Practice
  • Partner Resources
    • Providing Modern Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Programs
    • Casey Programs Releases 2023 Signature Report: Thriving Families, Safer Children, Supportive Communities
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Debt Ceiling Bill Passes in the House and the Senate
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • COVID Investments in Child Care: Supporting Children, Families, and Providers
    • Child Nutrition Program Operations Report Released
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • Strengthening the Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs (SIRF) Study
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • OPRE Releases Race Equity Statement
    • Keep It Simple: Picking the Right Data Science Method to Improve Workforce Training Programs
    • Unemployment Insurance Email Template Kit from NJ Office of Innovation and Semicolon Design Group
  • Partner Events
    • Webinar: Meeting Today’s Talent Challenge
    • Southern Regional Tech to Gov Virtual Forum & Job Fair
    • The European Social Services Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue with Concerning Impacts on TANF Participants
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • Proposed Information Collection Activity; Chafee Strengthening Outcomes for Transition to Adulthood Project
    • Funding Opportunity: Prevention Services Evaluation Partnerships
    • Children's Bureau Releases Toolkit Compilation
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Posts Updated 2021 SNAP Program Index
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Introductory Webinars for the National Early Care and Education Workforce Center
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Bipartisan Group of Congress Members Introduce Bill Supporting Job Seekers Receiving SNAP
    • Debt Ceiling Discussions Continue on a Difficult Path Forward
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • HHS Launches New Website to Help Find Support for Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol
    • ACF Releases 2021 State-Specific Foster Care Data
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • DHS Announces Upcoming Re-parole Process for Afghan Nationals
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • End of the Public Health Emergency on May 11
    • New Report from OPRE: Linking Child Welfare and Medicaid Data
    • White House Issues Fact Sheet on New Border Enforcement Actions
    • Request for Comments: U.S. Core Data for Interoperability New Data Element Submission Form
    • Modernizing Channels of Communication with USDA SNAP Participants
    • OPRE Co-Regulation in Human Services Project Page
  • APHSA Events
    • Nominations for the 2023 APHSA Emerging Leaders
    • Advancing Data Equity Across Human Services Systems
  • Partner Events
    • New Federal Council Being Established to Reduce Child Poverty and Improve Child Well-Being
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • Head Start's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Notice of New Funding Opportunity: State-Tribal Partnerships to Implement Best Practices in Indian Child Welfare
    • May Marks National Foster Care Month
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • FNS Seeks Comments on SNAP Customer Service Strategies
    • FNS Updates List of Approved State Plans for Replacing Stolen SNAP Benefits
    • HHS Awards an Additional $8.2M to Expand Pilot Diaper Distribution Program
    • FNS Seeks Comments on COVID-19 SNAP Operations Changes
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • Grant Opportunity for State-Level WIC Agencies
    • New WIC Policy Memorandum
  • APHSA Events
    • Nominations for the 2023 APHSA Emerging Leaders
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Child Care for Working Families Act Introduced to Senate
    • Administration Signs Executive Order to Advance Environmental Justice
    • New Debt Ceiling Legislation Proposed by The House
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • USDA FNS Posts SNAP FY23 Allocations of Discretionary Exemptions for ABAWDS
    • FNS SNAP Longitudinal Data Project Webinar
    • Child Care and Development Fund Payment Rates
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • USDA FNS Seeks Comments on SNAP Information-Collection Requirements
  • APHSA Events
    • Early Summit Registration Rates Extended!
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Find and Protect Foster Youth Act Introduced in the Senate
    • New Proposal From House GOP Leadership to Raise the National Debt Ceiling
  • Moving Human Services Upstream
    • ACF Releases Information on Expiration of PHE-Related Flexibilities
    • APHSA Member Opportunity: Family Input Resources Toolkit Pilot
  • Advancing Social and Economic Mobility
    • Administration Announces Most Sweeping Set of Executive Actions to Improve Care in History
    • Elimination of the Tribal Non-Federal Share Requirement
  • Strengthening the Human Services Sector
    • FNS Final Rule Title IV of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018
    • Process and Technology Improvement Grants
    • Employment and Training National Partnership Grants
    • Fraud Framework Implementation Grant
    • State Frameworks for Infant and Toddler Teacher and Caregiver Competencies
    • Our Statement concerning NPRM on Separate Licensing Standards for Relative or Kinship Foster Family Homes
  • APHSA Events
    • Early Registration for National Human Services Summit Ends Soon
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • ACF Announces New Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services
    • Continued Support of Unaccompanied Afghan Minors under URM Program
    • ACF & DOE Release Joint Letter on Educational Opportunities for Youth
    • States, territories, and Tribal Nations are invited to apply for assistance through the Impact Project
  • Employment and Economic Well-being
    • FNS Proposed Rule Would Expand the Community Eligibility Provision
  • APHSA Events
    • EMWB Conference Call for Proposals
    • NSDTA Education Conference Call for Proposals
    • ISM + PHSA Education Conference & Expo CFP Extension for Legal Content
  • Partner Events
    • Upcoming Webinar: Co-enrollment Across WIOA Core Programs
    • Expanded SNAP Benefits During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • Updated ARP Child Care Stabilization Funding State and Territory Fact Sheets
  • Employment and Economic Well-being
    • FNS Publishes Updated SNAP Heating and Cooling Utility Allowances for FY2022
    • FNS Posts Approved State Plans for Replacing Stolen SNAP Benefits
  • APHSA Events
    • NSDTA Education Conference Call for Proposals
  • Partner Events
    • Medicaid Unwinding: Leveraging Technology to Support Faster Redeterminations
    • Upcoming Webinar: Co-enrollment Across WIOA Core Programs
    • Expanded SNAP Benefits During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • White House Releases President's Budget
  • Integration of Human Services
    • FNS Seeks Comment on SNAP-Ed N-PEARS
    • USDA Selects Five States to Test Mobile Contactless Payments in SNAP
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • National CACFP Week
  • APHSA Events
    • APHSA Peer Learning Webinar: The Human Services Value Curve in Action
    • NSDTA Education Conference Call for Proposals
    • The Incredible Journey of Child Welfare Transformation
  • Partner Events
    • WorkRise 2023 Request for Proposals
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • Diaper Distribution Programs: Overview of Programs and Available Research
    • The Role of Implicit Bias in Early Childhood Settings
    • HUD Awards $12.9 Million to Prevent Homelessness Among Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • Centering Black Families: Equitable Discipline through Improved Data Policies in Child Care
    • The Children’s Bureau Released March Issues of Children’s Bureau Express
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being
    • Exploring States’ SNAP Modernization Projects
    • USDA Releases Interim Report from Equity Commission
    • USDA Posts Literature Review on Wage Subsidies and Work-Based Learning for SNAP
    • FNS Shared FY 2023 Study and Evaluation Plan
    • FNS Shares Key Policy Memos to Prepare for the End of the PHE
  • APHSA Events
    • Don’t Let Public Health Emergency Unwinding be Your Agency’s Undoing
    • APHSA Peer Learning Webinar: The Human Services Value Curve in Action
    • The Incredible Journey of Child Welfare Transformation
  • Partner Events
    • WorkRise 2023 Request for Proposals
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • SAMHSA Releases New Resources for State 988 Crisis Response Network
    • Children's Bureau Releases 2021 Child Maltreatment Report
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being
    • USDA Announces $1 Billion Investment In Emergency Food Network
    • Replacement of SNAP Benefits in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023
    • Grant Opportunity from The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
  • APHSA Events
    • Call for Proposals for the 2023 APHSA National Human Services Summit!
    • NSDTA Showcase Series: Looking Beyond the Visible to Prepare for the Invisible: Accessibility is EDI
  • Partner Events
    • NASWA Winter Policy Forum
    • Interactive Webinar on the Bloomberg Fellows Program
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • HHS Launches the First National Early Care and Education Workforce Center
    • ACF Announces Close to $300 Million Awarded for New Preschool Development Birth to Five Grants to 42 States
    • ORR Issues Policy Letter on Waivers and Flexibilities for Capacity Management
    • ACF Releases Report on NSCAW Adoption Study
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being
    • FNS Announces Funding to Support SFMNP
  • APHSA Events
    • APHSA and Prevent Child Abuse America Webinar Series on FFPSA
    • NSDTA Showcase Series: Looking Beyond the Visible to Prepare for the Invisible: Accessibility is EDI
  • Partner Events
    • Webinar Series - Disaster Human Services: Integrating Equity and Human Services Principles in Emergency Response
    • NASWA Winter Policy Forum
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • State Department Formally Announces the Launch of the Welcome Corps for Private Sponsorship of Refugees
    • New Data from Women's Bureau Shows Child Care Remains Out of Financial Reach for Many U.S. Families
    • Revisions to Refugee Arrivals Data System for Formula Funds Allocations
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being
    • USDA FNS Appoints Shavana Howard as Senior Advisor
    • USDA Invests $25 Million to Expand Healthy Incentives in SNAP
    • Live Streamed Presentations from SNAP E&T Forum Now Available
    • 2023 SNAP E&T Program State Institute Issues Call for Applications
  • APHSA Events
    • APHSA and Prevent Child Abuse America Webinar Series on FFPSA
  • Partner Events
    • NCSEA Policy Forum
    • Webinar Series - Disaster Human Services: Integrating Equity and Human Services Principles in Emergency Response
    • NASWA Winter Policy Forum
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • ACF Releases Report to Congress on 2022 State Child Welfare IV-B Expenditures
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being
    • FNS Posts Tentative Summer P-EBT Plan Template
    • FNS Posts Guidance on Ending of Emergency Allotments
    • NPRM on TANF Funds Will Be Released April 2023
    • Clarification on Eligibility of Populations Using Supporter-based Parole Program for ORR Benefits
    • Afghan Humanitarian Parolees and Asylees Eligible to Receive Resettlement Assistance and Benefits
  • APHSA Events
    • Webinar - Supporting PHE Coverage and Navigating Transitions for Medicaid Populations
    • Webinar - NSDTA January 2023 Show Case Series: Transfer of Learning in Today’s Training Environment
    • APHSA and Prevent Child Abuse America Webinar Series on FFPSA
  • Partner Events
    • NCSEA Policy Forum
    • NASWA Winter Policy Forum
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 Signed Into Law
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • Rebecca Jones Gaston Confirmed as Commissioner of ACYF
    • SAMHSA Awards 988 Lifeline Grants from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
    • CMS Releases Guidance on Medicaid Eligibility for Former Foster Youth
    • Anne-Marie Twohie Welcomed as New Deputy Director of the OCC
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being
    • FNS Posts Q&A on Changes to SNAP Benefits for 2023
    • Vermont & New Jersey Approved for P-EBT
    • FNS Updates ABAWD Waiver Status Report
  • APHSA Events
    • Webinar - Supporting PHE Coverage and Navigating Transitions for Medicaid Populations
    • Webinar - NSDTA January 2023 Show Case Series: Transfer of Learning in Today’s Training Environment

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