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The National Assembly Submits Public Comments on The Administration’s Recent SNAP Regulation

September 20, 2019

The new rule, entitled Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would limit Broad Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE), which allows states to circumvent duplicative application processes by making those who are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or programs that operate on Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funding automatically eligible […]

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Bill Highlight: H.R. 4201

August 28, 2019

By Zachary Tashman Bill Details In August, Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) introduced the Baby Box and Maternal Assistance Act (H.R.4201), which aims to remedy high rates of infant mortality in the United States. This legislation would create a grant program that would provide funding for newborn care training to expecting parents, the services of certified […]

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Public Charge Regulation Effective October 15th

August 14, 2019

By Marie Camino Last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed it’s draft public charge inadmissibility regulation, aiming to change the threshold for becoming what the government defines as a “public charge.” The rule received over 200,000 public comments, and The National Assembly submitted a public comment in opposition to the rule due to […]

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Proposed SNAP Reform Threatens Community Well-Being

July 31, 2019

By Marie Camino Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).” SNAP is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to families to increase well-being. It is currently the largest food assistance program […]

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The Citizenship Question and the Future of the 2020 Census

July 23, 2019

By Marie Camino The organizations that comprise the human services sector share a common mission: to help everyone reach their full potential and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.  Over 300 programs that help lay the foundation for strong communities rely on accurate census data for funding. An inaccurate census count threatens well-being by […]

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