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TANF Legislation Reform Framework

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TANF Legislation Reform Framework

American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) recently released Core Principles for TANF Modernization: A Legislative Framework for TANF Reform. The Legislative Framework is rooted in the values set forth in APHSA’s policy brief TANF Modernization Core Principles, which use the values of equity, inclusion, and the limitless possibilities of human potential as a guide to […]

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Building on the Public Policy Momentum – Sector Leadership Spot

By David L. Thompson, National Council of Nonprofits 2019 was a pretty good year from the perspective of nonprofit advocacy and public policy. Can the positive momentum continue into 2020? Based on what’s already happened, the answer is an emphatic: Yes. Especially for human service providers. (Spoiler alert: forward progress is being made in getting […]

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Repeal of Parking Tax Opens the Door for Refunds – Sector Leadership Spot

By Cynthia Lewin, Venable LLP As a board member of PurchasingPoint®, the National Assembly’s discount group purchasing program, I know how every dollar counts at most nonprofits. For that reason, I’m delighted to share that nonprofits received a lovely gift right before Christmas with the repeal of the notorious nonprofit parking and public transit tax […]

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Administration Publishes Final Work Requirement Regulation

By Zachary Tashman Today, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents”. According to the USDA’s regulatory impact analysis, this rule change would eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults by 2021. Currently, adults without dependents who do not meet the 20-hour per week […]

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Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census: What You Can Do to Educate Your Network

By Zachary Tashman On Thursday, November 7th, the National Assembly hosted a Washington Policy Council to discuss strategies for ensuring a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census, particularly among young children. Deborah Stein, Network Director at Partnership for America’s Children, presented findings from the CountallKids campaign outlining  why so many young children are […]

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