Nutrition Action Alert
April 3, 2017
In This Issue
Safe Drinking Water Budget Request: Your Support is Needed this Week 

California families need your help!  On April 19, 2017 a budget request will be heard in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Human Services to invest in a $5 million multi-county initiative to bring relief to CalFresh families impacted by unsafe water in the 2017-18 Budget.  The request may also be under consideration in Senate Budget Sub 3 the following day.

The state's CalFresh Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system would deliver time-limited nutrition benefits to mitigate the burden of purchasing water for drinking and cooking for households without safe water. While past state investments and recent rains have brought significant improvements to the California's water crisis, there are still a number of communities in the state where a long-term solution for safe drinking water is not yet in place.


We are calling on our partners  to sign on to  our letter   requesting the Legislature work with the Administration to fund the pilot.
  • Read and sign on to our letter by 
    Friday, April 7, 2017: PDF
  • Share these stories: PDF
Contact:  Tracey Patterson   510.433.1122 ext 101
Submit Comments to Inform Drinking Water for Schools Grant Program Funding Guidelines

The State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) is now accepting public comments on the draft Funding Guidelines for the Drinking Water for Schools Grant Program. The program will provide a new source of grant funding for schools that need to improve access to or the quality of drinking water provided to their students and staff.  Projects such as water bottle filling stations, which have been shown to increase water consumption by students; or filtration systems that remove harmful contaminants, would be eligible.

Comments will be accepted through  April 10, 2017Comment letters may be submitted to the SWRCB at . Those submitting comments should indicate on the transmittal subject line: "Comment Letter - Drinking Water for Schools Grant Program Funding Guidelines."

Sample comments created by CFPA are available for those interested in informing the process: doc 

More information about the proposed funding guidelines and grant program can be found on the CFPA website here.

Contact: Hector Gutierrez at 213.482.8200 ext 202
Register Now for ENACT Day 2017!

ENACT Day brings community members and advocates from all over California together in Sacramento to learn about and support state policies promoting nutrition and physical activity. Bring your voice in support of healthy communities to the Capitol on May 1!

May 1, 2017,  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church
1701 L Street,  Sacramento, CA

Wondering what ENACT Day will be like?  

Check out this Storify compilation of photos and tweets from participants in last year's event. link

How do I register for ENACT Day?

ENACT Day registration is FREE, and lunch will be provided. A limited number of travel scholarships are available. We encourage you to register early to help us determine the potential need for travel assistance. A limited number of travel scholarships are available. If you would like to apply for a travel scholarship, we have good news! The deadline has been extended to  April 9th . Please click here to apply for a scholarship.

ENACT Day 2017 Policy Agenda
  •  SB 138 (McGuire): will enroll improve access to nutritious school meals though paperless enrollment with Medi-Cal income data, and through expanded availability of universally free school meal programs.
  • AB 214 (Weber): will address college student hunger by defining terms used in CalFresh program eligibility and clarifying the CalFresh Restaurant Meal Program on college campuses.
  • SB 5/ AB 18 (De Leon/Garcia): will set a statewide parks bond initiative in motion through this California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.
  • SB 760 (Wiener): would require complete streets that enable safe access for all users- including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders- on state highways funded through the State Highway Operations Protection Program.
Where can I find out more about the ENACT Day policy agenda?

ENACT participants will be trained on and advocate for legislation included on the ENACT Day policy agenda. The policy agenda includes several legislative proposals that impact nutrition and physical activity across California. The policy agenda will be released about a month ahead of the event. More details will be coming soon.

If you have questions about ENACT Day registration please contact Kristania DeLeon at
CFPA is Hiring 

CFPA is actively working to build a talented and diverse team. We have an opening in Southern California (Bakersfield, Riverside, Los Angeles, or San Diego). You can find the job description here and on our  Career Opportunities page.

All applicants must complete this  short survey . No exceptions.

In addition, applicants must send a cover letter and resume to .

Underrepresented individuals and those with a personal connection to our mission are encouraged to apply. All applicants are given careful consideration. The position is open until filled.

Contact:  Email
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