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Latest 2020 Connection Issues

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Latest 2020 TWIW Issues

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Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Special Announcements
    • Senate Passes Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
    • Senate Passes Budget Reconciliation Framework
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • CDC Temporarily Extends Eviction Moratorium
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • ACF Publishes FY2020 State Work Participation Rates
    • FNS Announces Virtual D-SNAP for FY21 and FY22
    • FNS Announces Direct Certification Demonstration Projects with School Meals and Medicaid
    • FNS Posted SNAP Authorized Farmers Redemptions for 2020
  • Partner Updates
    • RECS 2022 Call for Proposals Open
    • Save the Date for SPARK 2021
  • Upcoming Events
    • Webinar - The Road to Recovery: How States Are Spending Federal Rescue Dollars
    • APHSA Webinar - Leveraging Emergency Funding to Purchase Human Services Technology
  • Upcoming APHSA Conferences
    • Economic Mobility & Well-Being (EMWB) Conference
    • Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) Conference
    • National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Conference
    • American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • Nationwide Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire Saturday
    • ACF Posts ARP Grant Funding Matrix
    • ACF Seeks Comments on Two Proposed Child Care Data Collections
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Agency Information Collection Activities: Assessing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants' Fitness for Work
    • Delay of Implementation of Farm Bill Provisions on Split
    • FNS Released 2019 SNAP State Activity Report
    • USDA Releases Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
    • Good Jobs Challenge Grant
  • Partner Updates
    • RECS 2022 Call for Proposals Open
    • Save the Date for SPARK 2021
  • Upcoming Events
    • Webinar - The Road to Recovery: How States Are Spending Federal Rescue Dollars
    • APHSA Webinar - Leveraging Emergency Funding to Purchase Human Services Technology
  • Upcoming APHSA Conferences
    • Economic Mobility & Well-Being (EMWB) Conference
    • Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) Conference
    • National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Conference
    • American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • H.R.4509 - JOBS Act Reintroduced
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • CMS Releases February 2021 Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Data Highlights
    • 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors, 20th Report to Congress
    • Revised Child Support Resource Guide for State IV-D Directors
    • Final Rule: Employment and Training Opportunities in SNAP – Questions & Answers Part 2
  • Partner Updates
    • RECS 2022 Call for Proposals Open
    • Save the Date for SPARK 2021
  • Upcoming APHSA Events
    • APHSA Leadership Corner - The Role of Inclusive Economic Rights in Building a Moral Economy
    • APHSA Webinar - Leveraging Emergency Funding to Purchase Human Services Technology
    • Economic Mobility & Well-Being (EMWB) Conference
    • Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) Conference
    • National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Conference
    • American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • House Appropriations Committee FY2022 Labor-HHS-Education Spending Bill
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • ACF Seeks Comment on the Prevention Services Clearinghouse
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Releases Updated SNAP Employment and Training Program: Training Toolkit
    • Notice of Consolidated Work Requirements Template Released
    • Treasury Issues Temporary Amendments to Rental Assistance Reporting Requirements
  • Upcoming APHSA Events
    • APHSA Leadership Corner - The Role of Inclusive Economic Rights in Building a Moral Economy
    • Economic Mobility & Well-Being (EMWB) Conference
    • Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) Conference
    • National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Conference
    • American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates
    • Bills to Increase the Value of SNAP Benefits Introduced in Both Chambers
    • Bills on Transparency in Federal Spending on Children’s Programs Reintroduced in Senate
    • House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Releases FY2022 Bill
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • Eviction Moratorium Extended For 30 Days
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • APHSA Joins Group of ERA Grantees and Advocates to Request Emergency Flexibilities as Eviction Moratorium Expires
    • USDA Seeks Input on Barriers to Equity in Nutrition and Other USDA Programs
    • HHS Publishes Final Plan Template for LIHWAP
    • USDA Releases Study on Barriers to SNAP Adequacy
    • ACF Releases Close to $1Billion in Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds
    • FNS Posts Q&A Regarding Child Nutrition Program Operations in School Year 2021–2022
  • Upcoming APHSA Events
    • Economic Mobility & Well-Being (EMWB) Conference
    • Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) Conference
    • National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Conference
    • American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2021 Passes Committee
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • OCC Releases Guidance on ARP Funding
    • ACF Updates Child Care Frequently Asked Questions in Response to COVID-19
    • Children’s Bureau Releases Letter to Child Welfare Directors About Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being
    • USDA Withdraws Proposed Rule on Categorical Eligibility in SNAP
    • FNS Requests Comments on Best Practices in D-SNAP Operations and Planning
    • FNS Introduces Priority Areas for State SNAP Outreach Plans
  • APHSA Partner Updates
    • White House Vaccination Month of Action
    • New Opportunity! OFA Learning Community
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • Economic Mobility & Well-Being (EMWB) Conference
    • Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) Conference
    • National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Conference
    • American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) Conference
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Webinar - Assessing and Developing the Soft Skills of Today's Workforce
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being
    • New Ratings from the Prevention Services Clearinghouse
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Request for Public Comments: Exploration of a Multi-Program, Integrated Case Management System
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments
    • HHS Requests Expedited Review of Information Collection Request for LIHWAP
    • FNS Posts Questions and Answers Regarding Updated Emergency Allotments Guidance for SNAP
    • FNS Posts Memo on Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and Related Outreach
  • APHSA Partner Updates
    • New Opportunity! OFA Learning Community
    • National Association of Counties Releases Summary of State and Local Aid Funding
  • Upcoming APHSA Events
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Save the Date!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Webinar - Let’s Chat: What Counts Towards the WIOA Youth Program’s Work Experience Expenditure Requirement?
    • NAPA Annual Social Equity Leadership Virtual Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Releases Report on Trends in SNAP Participation Rates: FY 2016–2018
    • FNS Announces Availability of Non-Competitive Technology Innovation Grant Funding in FY 2021
    • Federal Reserve Board Issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
    • FNS Webinar Recording for the FY 2021 PTIG
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • WorkRise 2021 Request for Proposal
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • APHSA Webinar - Addressing Health Equity During the COVID Pandemic: A Discussion with the State of California
    • Save the Date!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Stakeholder Session SNAP-Ed Webinar
    • NAPA Annual Social Equity Leadership Virtual Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Treasury Department Guidance on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Additional Guidance on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    • Q&A – Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund
    • FNS Requests Public Comments on Information Collection Activities Related to P-EBT
    • FNS Publishes Memo on FDPIR, TEFAP, and CSFP Income Exclusions Under the ARP Act of 2021
    • FNS Publishes Behavioral Science Insights to Improve SNAP E&T Participant Engagement
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • APHSA Webinar - Addressing Health Equity During the COVID Pandemic: A Discussion with the State of California
    • Save the Date!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • 2021 Virtual State HIT Connect Summit
    • Webinar - Access and Use Data from the CCDF Policies Database, 2009-2019
    • NAPA Annual Social Equity Leadership Virtual Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • OCC Releases Monitoring Process Guide for State and Territory Lead Agencies
    • ACF Highlights SCAN Database
    • Measuring the Implementation and Effectiveness of Virtual Human Services
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Issues Guidance on Extension of SNAP Administrative Waivers
    • FNS Issues Guidance on Resumption of QC Reviews and Extension of QC Face-To-Face Interviews
    • Emergency Broadband Benefit
    • FY 2021 Supplemental LIHEAP Funding Release Under the ARP Act of 2021
    • Treasury Releases Updated Guidance on Emergency Rental Assistance Program
    • DOL Publishes Guidance for States on Greater Flexibility for Waiving Recovery of Certain Unemployment Insurance Overpayments
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • Tune In To Ascend’s Student Parent Podcast: 1 in 5!
    • Family First Planning & Readiness Toolkit
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • APHSA Webinar - Addressing Health Equity During the COVID Pandemic: A Discussion with the State of California
    • Save the Date!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • 2021 Virtual State HIT Connect Summit
    • NAPA Annual Social Equity Leadership Virtual Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • American Families Plan Announced
    • Building an Economy for Families Act
    • Safe Home Act Reintroduced
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Learning Collaborative: Improving Timely Health Care for Children and Youth in Foster Care
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Announces New Effort to Provide Nutrition Assistance to Children in Summer 2021
    • FNS Opens Grant Applications and Enhances SNAP Customer Service
    • USDA Enhances Administrative Funds to States to Improve SNAP
    • USDA to Incentivize Purchase of Fruits and Vegetables Under WIC for Four Months with American Rescue Plan Funding
    • USDA Expands Nutrition Assistance for Seniors Amid Pandemic with American Rescue Plan Funding
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • Alliance-COA SPARK 2021 Call for Presentations
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • APHSA Webinar - Addressing Health Equity During the COVID Pandemic: A Discussion with the State of California
    • Save the Date!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • CSG Capitol Ideas Presents: A Year of Recovery
    • NAPA Annual Social Equity Leadership Virtual Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Releases Child Care Funding Included in the American Rescue Plan
    • ACF Provides Guidance on CCDF Funding in CRRSA Act
    • Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists
    • HHS Announces Nearly $150 Million to Community-Based Health Care Providers with COVID-19 Response
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Extends Child Nutrition Waivers through the 2021-2022 School Year
    • ACF/OCS Releases Terms & Conditions and Draft State Plan for Water Assistance Program
    • DOL Awards More Than $146M to Support Workforce Agencies’ Efforts to Return Unemployed to Workforce More Quickly
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • Save the Date!
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Webinar - Bolstering Early Childhood Through the American Rescue Plan Act
    • CSG Capitol Ideas Presents: A Year of Recovery
    • 2021 Virtual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
    • NAPA Annual Social Equity Leadership Virtual Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • DHS Publishes Letter on End of 2019 Public Charge Rule
    • FAMILY Act Reintroduced on the Anniversary of FMLA
    • GAO Publishes New Report on the Federal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • ACF Proposed Information Collection Activity
    • Revised Child Care Improper Payments DCI Open Comment Period
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Changes SNAP Emergency Allotments Policy to Benefit Households at or Near the Max Benefit
    • Approval of Information Collection Request for E&T Opportunities in SNAP
    • OFA Publishes PEAF Resources
    • FNS Posts Memo on Option to Temporarily Increase WIC Cash Value Voucher/Benefit
    • FNS Releases SNAP-Ed Final Allocations for FY 2021 with Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Provision
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • Save the Date!
    • APHSA - Economic Mobility and Well-Being Conference (EMWB) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • CSG Capitol Ideas Presents: A Year of Recovery
    • 2021 Virtual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
    • NAPA Annual Social Equity Leadership Virtual Conference
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • OCC Releases State Reports for Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Funding (CRRSA)
    • Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act
    • House Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Announces Non-Competitive SNAP Grants for States Using Third-Party Income Databases for Verification
    • ACF Published State Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund Allotments
    • Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study Proposal
    • USDA Requests Comments on SNAP E&T Case Management
    • FNS Publishes Memo on Plans for WIC Outreach and Modernization Funds in American Rescue Plan Act
    • Student Aid Data to be Available for Use in SNAP Eligibility Determinations
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • Seeking Strategies to Recruit, Advance, and Retain Early Care and Education Workforce
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • APHSA - Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • APHSA - National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA - Economic Mobility and Well-Being Conference (EMWB) Call For Proposals
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • 2021 Virtual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • LGBTQ Rights Bill Passed in House Would Extend Protections in Child Welfare
    • Sen. Casey, Rep. Schrier Push for Emergency Funding to Protect Children from Abuse and Support At-Risk Families
    • Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act Introduced
    • Congress Reintroduces WIC Act
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • FEMA Ordered to Step in as Number of Migrant Children at the U.S.-Mexico Border Grows
    • Administration Rescinds Policy Regarding Child Welfare Officers Sharing Information with Immigration Authorities
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Treasury Issues Updated Guidance on ERAP Requirements
    • FNS Posts Memo on SNAP Provisions in American Rescue Plan Act
    • FNS Posts Minimum and Maximum SNAP Allotments and Deductions Adjusted to Reflect Temporary Increases in American Rescue Plan Act
    • DOL Issues New Guidance to States on Implementing American Rescue Plan Act Unemployment Insurance Provisions
    • National Labor Relations Board Withdraws College Student Rule
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • Seeking Strategies to Recruit, Advance, and Retain Early Care and Education Workforce!
  • Upcoming APHSA Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2021 Events
    • APHSA Leadership Corner - The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • APHSA - National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA - Economic Mobility and Well-Being Conference (EMWB) Call For Proposals
    • USDA Coronavirus Response Grants Listening Session
    • USDA Food Program Purchase Listening Session
    • Webinar - COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs): Lessons Learned from Implementation
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • USDA Food Program Purchase Listening Session
    • Webinar - COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs): Lessons Learned from Implementation
    • Webinar - Transformation in 2020: How 2020 Accelerated Digital Transformation at Companies and What That Means for Frontline Workers
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • Human Services Provisions of American Rescue Plan
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Administration for Children and Families Releases Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-21-04
    • Senators Re-Introduce Resolution Recognizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls Globally
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Extends Free Meals to Children through Summer 2021 Due to Pandemic
    • Unemployment Insurance Fraud Gateway
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2021 Events
    • APHSA ~ National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Call For Proposals
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Webinar Series - Moving Mindsets: The Ways Minds Can Shift
    • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Higher Education
    • USDA Coronavirus Response Grants Listening Session
    • USDA Food Program Purchase Listening Session
    • Webinar - COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs): Lessons Learned from Implementation
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
    • Executive Order 14018 - Revocation of Presidential Actions
    • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Biden Administration Appoints New Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau
    • Chang Named Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at ACF
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Releases Fact Sheet on Actions to Reduce Food Insecurity Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
    • USDA Announces Appointment of Two Senior Advisors
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • Systems for Action Call for Proposals
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2021 Events
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Webinar - Setting a New Agenda for American Cities
    • Three-Part Webinar Series - Moving Mindsets: The Ways Minds Can Shift
    • Webinar - Virtual Human Service Delivery: Initial Findings and Next Steps
    • Webinar - COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs): Lessons Learned from Implementation
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • H.R. 1319 The American Rescue Plan
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • New Prevention Services Clearinghouse Ratings
    • HHS Postpones Regulation Repealing Nondiscrimination Protection
    • CDC Updates Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools
    • New Reports Released Measuring Number of Child Deaths Due to COVID-19
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA FNS Posts Guidance for SNAP QC Error Rate
    • CRS Brief on TANF and Proposed COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Relief
    • U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on SNAP Benefits for Eligible Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Guidance on Expanded PUA Eligibility
    • FY 2021 SNAP E&T DATA Grants
    • USDA FNS Posts SNAP Longitudinal Data Grant Opportunity
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • Systems for Action Call for Proposals
    • Last Chance: Take a News Break and Help Your Field!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Save the Date: APHSA 2021 Events
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Three-Part Webinar Series - Moving Mindsets: The Ways Minds Can Shift
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • Budget Reconciliation
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Updates Child Care and Development Waiver Approvals
    • President Biden’s Coronavirus Relief Plan Includes Focus on Child Poverty
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • SNAP E&T Guidance on Civil Rights Requirements
    • Public Comment: How SNAP Agencies Safeguard Personally Identifiable Information
    • COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkits for Essential Workers & Community-Based Organizations: Getting Started
    • The Budgetary Effects of the Raise the Wage Act of 2021
    • Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Eighteenth Report to Congress
    • Evaluation of SNAP Employment and Training Pilots: Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report to Congress
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • Take a News Break and Help Your Field!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • CDC National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine
    • Webinar - Harnessing Public Health and Human Services Systems to Create an Equitable & Resilient Nation
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • House Vote on The National Apprenticeships Act
    • New Executive Order Directs Agencies to Review the Public Charge Rule
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Provides Guidance on Virtual Adaptations for Title IV-E Prevention Program
    • ACF Provides Update on HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence Initiative
    • Annie E. Casey Foundation Announces Increased Focus on Young Adults
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Lessons Learned from Child Support Enforcement Demonstrations
    • FNS Posts New Guidance for Expanded College Student Eligibility for SNAP
    • Congressional Budget Office Provides an Overview of the Economic Outlook:2021 to 2031
    • FNS Posts Updated P-EBT Guidance
    • FNS Posts Guidance for Child Nutrition Program Emergency Operating Costs
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
    • Take a News Break and Help Your Field!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Webinar - Harnessing Public Health and Human Services Systems to Create an Equitable & Resilient Nation
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • Revitalize and Expand SNAP Education and Training (RESET) For America’s Future Act
    • H.R. 447 The National Apprenticeship Act
    • Relaunching America’s Workforce Act
    • HHS Secretary Submits Letter on Public Health Emergency Declaration
    • Committee Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • New Grant Opportunity: Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Competitive
    • Overview of P.L. 116-260 Child Welfare Provisions
    • Utilizing Title IV-E Funding to Support High Quality Legal Representation for Children and Youth Who Are in Foster Care, Candidates for Foster Care and Their Parents
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Promising Practices Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)
    • FNS Posts 2020 Program Data for SNAP, WIC, Child Nutrition
    • FNS Announces Increase in P-EBT Benefits and Exploration of Additional SNAP Increases
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
    • Take a News Break and Help Your Field!
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Webinar - Results from a Formative Evaluation of Two Employment Programs for Young People Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative & Regulatory Updates:
    • Executive Orders and Presidential Actions
    • Department of Education Extends Pause on Federal Student Loans
    • Extension of Federal Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium
    • Withdrawal of Proposed Rule: Strengthening Work in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Children’s Bureau Releases Several Information Memorandums to States
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Announces Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development, and Marketing and Regulatory Programs
    • ACF Report on Housing Instability for Noncustodial Parents/li>
    • Reporting Requirement of Unemployment Compensation (UC) Recipiency Rate for Certain Allotments Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    • ACF Research and Evaluation Agenda
    • NEW PATHS Announces SNAP Putting Families First Award
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • The Bipartisan Policy Center Shares Policy Briefs
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Using Data for Justice: How Changemakers Can Center Racial Equity in COVID-19 Recovery
    • Route Fifty's State of the State Virtual Event
    • AHPSA Webinar - Creating the “Next Normal” in Human Services: Redesigning Service Delivery to Increase Capacity and Meet Demand
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • President-elect Biden Announces American Rescue Plan
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • New Information Memorandum from the Administration for Children and Families
    • New Information Memorandum from the Administration for Children and Families
    • Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Resources
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Indiana Approved for Next Round of P-EBT
    • Treasury Department Posts Information on Emergency Rental Assistance
    • FNS Posts Q&A #4 on Summer Food Service and Seamless Summer Options During SY20-21
    • FDPIR Demonstration Project Call for Proposals
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Webinar - Event Information: Strategies to Increase School Meal Application Returns
    • SSWR Virtual Conference: Social Work Science For Social Change
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Using Data for Justice: How Changemakers Can Center Racial Equity in COVID-19 Recovery
    • AHPSA Webinar - Creating the “Next Normal” in Human Services: Redesigning Service Delivery to Increase Capacity and Meet Demand
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Regulatory Updates:
    • Final Rule Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
    • HHS Finalizes Regulatory Sunset Rule
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ACF Issues Court Improvement Guidance
    • ACF Releases Recommendation for Improving Permanency and Well-being of Foster Youth
    • CMS Guidance: Opportunities in Medicaid and CHIP to Address SDOH
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • DOL Issues Guidance on FPUC and MEUC
    • FNS Issues Guidance on Temporary Increase in SNAP Benefits
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Webinar - Roundtable on the 2021 Poverty/Opportunity Policy Landscape
    • Webinar - Building Community Power into Decisionmaking: Community Engaged Methods in Research, Policy, and Practice
    • P-EBT Deep Dive Webinar: Creating a Robust P-EBT Communications and Outreach Plan
    • Webinar - Event Information: Strategies to Increase School Meal Application Returns
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • AHPSA Webinar - Creating the “Next Normal” in Human Services: Redesigning Service Delivery to Increase Capacity and Meet Demand
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Special Announcement:
    • COVID-19 Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021
    • Comment Letter on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery
    • FNS Issues Guidance on SNAP Benefit Increase
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • Webinar - Advancing Innovative Child Welfare Practices in a Challenging Environment
    • Webinar - Building Community Power into Decisionmaking: Community Engaged Methods in Research, Policy, and Practice
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Webinar - Creating the “Next Normal” in Human Services: Redesigning Service Delivery to Increase Capacity and Meet Demand
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Special Announcement:
    • COVID-19 Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Emergency COVID-19 Relief Act
    • Child Support Works Act
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Prevention Services Clearinghouse Releases New Ratings
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • New Initiative to Help States Expand Employment Among People With Mental Health Conditions
    • Executive Order on Increasing Economic and Geographic Mobility
    • Renewed Form ACF-202, Caseload Reduction Report
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360: Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, and Other Extensions Act
    • Biden’s Cabinet Picks for the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • National Campaign Focuses on the Importance of Teen Adoption
    • $119 Million in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grants Awarded by ACF
    • Signs Point to Growing Mental Health Struggles for Young Adults
    • Children’s Bureau Letter on the Needs of Older Youth
    • Children’s Bureau Issues Guidance on Virtual Adaptation of Evidence Based Practices
    • Child Welfare Policy Manual Update
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Congressional Research Services Report - COVID-19: The Potential Role of TANF
    • Request for Information on Expanding Work-Based Learning Opportunities for Youth
    • FNS Releases Guidance on Special Supplemental Nutrition for WIC Waivers Extended in the Continuing Resolution
    • FNS Posts Updated Community Characteristics Data by State and Congressional District for SNAP
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
    • CompTIA 2020 State of State HHS Technology Programs Survey
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • APHSA Third Thursday 360 - Virtual Mini-Series of Health and Human Services Collective Learning
    • Census Bureau Hosts News Briefing to Announce 2020 Demographic Analysis Estimates
    • Webinar - Families Cannot Wait: Ensuring Judicial Oversight in Child Welfare Proceedings
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Administrative Updates:
    • HHS Issues RFI on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery
    • Information Collection Activity on Human Services Programs in Rural Contexts Study
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Court Rules Immigrants Must Make Court Appearance Within 10 Days
    • Bipartisan Push to Pass Child Welfare Bills Before New Year
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • GAO COVID-19 Report: Federal Efforts Could Be Strengthened by Timely and Concerted Actions
    • ACF Releases Instructions for TANF Program Data Reports Through 2023
    • Updated Interstate Child Support Policy
    • FNS Posts Q&A on Quality Control Related Provisions in Continuing Resolution/li>
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • RFP - Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports
    • The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Releases a Report on Benefits Cliffs
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • CompTIA HHS Tech Committee December Meeting
    • APHSA Webinar - Coordinating SNAP and Nutrition Supports Grant Opportunity
    • Census Bureau Hosts News Briefing to Announce 2020 Demographic Analysis Estimates
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • The National Apprenticeship Act of 2020
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • ASPE Releases Report Showing Disparities in COVID-19 Rates
    • ACF Updates CCDF COVID FAQs
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • FNS Posts Next Round of P-EBT Guidance
    • GAO Report: Millions of Full-Time Workers Rely on Federal Health Care and Food Assistance Programs
    • Notice of FNS Assessment of the Collection, Analysis, Validation, and Reporting of SNAP E&T Data Project
    • FNS Posts Report on 2018 WIC Food Packages
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • TANF and Food Insecurity: Supporting Vulnerable Families in the Time of COVID-19
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • Senate Appropriations Bills Released
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • HHS Responds to NGA Questions on Vaccine Distribution and Planning
    • 2020 Technical Corrections Final Rule Resources
    • Data Elements for Out-of-Home Care & Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Data Files
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • ACF Publishes FY2019 Characteristic Data and FY2020 Caseload Data
    • OCSE Issues a Request for Comment on Stafford Act Flexibilities Request Form
    • FNS Posts State SNAP Flexibilities From the Continuing Resolution
    • Final Rule on P-EBT Program Integrity
    • FNS Shares SNAP Model Notice Toolkit
  • Upcoming Webinars & Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • NIOSH Responds to the Opioid Overdose Crisis and an Update on Workplace Supported Recovery
    • TANF and Food Insecurity: Supporting Vulnerable Families in the Time of COVID-19
Read this Week's Newsletter – Highlights of this issue include:
  • Legislative Updates:
    • S4747 Informing Grandfamilies Act
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Summary of Waiver Approvals
    • HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Releases a Snapshot of State Agency Approaches to Child Care During COVID-19
    • CMS and ACF Issue a Joint Guidance on the Support for Family-Focused Residential Treatment
    • HUD Notice PIH 2020-28: FYI Vouchers for the Youth to Independence Initiative
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • House Ed & Labor and Senate Ag Send Letter to USDA Addressing Continuing Resolution
    • DOL Releases Report on Audit of the Impact of Credentials on WIOA Participants
    • FNS Awards Grants to Improve SNAP Program Integrity
    • FNS Releases SNAP Benefit Redemption Report for FY17
    • Free School Meals Waivers Extended Through June 2021
  • APHSA Partner Updates:
    • ACF Digital Inclusion Resources for State and Tribal Human Services Leaders
  • Upcoming APHSA Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Experience AAHHSA 360: Conference Registration
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • Advancing Health Equity Science, Practice, & Outcomes: A Culture of Health Listening Workshop
    • APHSA Webinar - Improving Economic Stability for Young Parents – Spotlight on Kentucky & Massachusetts
    • APHSA Webinar - Insights for Community Action Agencies (CAAs): Designing Better Programs to Support Young Parent Families
    • 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 Passes Continuing Resolution HR 8337
    • House Democrats Vote on Revised HEROES Act
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • Department of Education Awards ESF Discretionary Grants
    • Urgent Call to Action Following Drastic Decline in Care for Children Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • ACF Releases Guidance on Monitoring Process for Head Start and Early Head Start Grantees
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • Request for Comments - TANF Expenditure Report, ACF-196R
    • Data Snapshots on the 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantee Programs and Clients
    • FY 2021 Federal Offset and Pre-Offset Notice Program Fees
    • Alabama Approved for D-SNAP
  • Upcoming APHSA Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Experience NSDTA 360: New Directions Conference Registration & Awards
    • Experience AAHHSA 360: Conference Registration
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • APHSA Webinar - Family Well-Being and Child Welfare Services Against the Backdrop of COVID-19
    • An Expert Series Webinar, Child Welfare & the Pandemic: Planning an Incremental Approach to Modernization
    • Advancing Health Equity Science, Practice, & Outcomes: A Culture of Health Listening Workshop
    • APHSA Webinar - Improving Economic Stability for Young Parents – Spotlight on Kentucky & Massachusetts
    • APHSA Webinar - Insights for Community Action Agencies (CAAs): Designing Better Programs to Support Young Parent Families
    • 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:
    • House Passes Continuing Resolution with Essential Nutrition Components
  • Child and Family Well-Being:
    • House Passes Bill to Protect Native American Children From Abuse
  • Employment and Economic Well-Being:
    • USDA Extends WIC Waivers
    • Public Charge Rule Re-Imposed
    • California Approved for Additional D-SNAP
    • Department of Labor Awards $32 Million in Workforce Information Grants
    • The Congressional Budget Office Releases Report on the Short and Long-term Impact of Pandemic Related Legislation
  • Upcoming APHSA Virtual Events:
    • APHSA Leadership Corner Series: Conversations to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
    • Experience NSDTA 360: New Directions Conference Registration & Awards
    • Experience AAHHSA 360: Conference Registration
  • Upcoming Webinars:
    • APHSA 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 - Improving Economic Stability for Young Parents – Spotlight on Kentucky & Massachusetts
    • APHSA Webinar - Insights for Community Action Agencies (CAAs): Designing Better Programs to Support Young Parent Families
    • 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:
  • 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

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