Nutrition Action Alert
April 21, 2017
In This Issue
State Secures Waivers to Boost CalFresh Participation and Benefits for Seniors

USDA recently approved two waiver requests submitted by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to streamline enrollment and increase benefits for CalFresh households  with seniors and/or disabled members. The Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) and Standard Medical Deduction (SMD) demonstration project will be implemented simultaneously beginning October 1, 2017. The state should be commended for pursuing and securing this package of waivers, which are a major component of CDSS's current initiatives to improve the low CalFresh participation rate among seniors.

Read more about the new ESAP and SMD projects here.

To learn more how CalFresh deductions can help seniors receive more benefits, read CFPA's report,  Seniors and the CalFresh Medical Expense DeductionPDF

 Jared Call at  213.482.8200 ext 201
Drinking Water for Schools Grant Program: Funding Guidelines Meeting May 16

The State Water Resource Control Board will hold a public Board Meeting on May 16, 2017, to consider the adoption of the draft funding guidelines for the Drinking Water for Schools Grant Program.  The Drinking Water for Schools Program provides 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.

Meeting Details
May 16, 2017 - 9:00 am
Joe Serna Jr.-CalEPA Headquarters Bldg. 
Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I Street, Second Floor 
Sacramento, CA 95814

The proposed guidelines and additional information about the grant program can be found here:  link
Read letters submitted by CFPA and the Drinking Water Advocates Coalition to inform the funding guidelines:
  • CFPA Letter: PDF
Contact: Hector Gutierrez at 213.482.8200 ext 202
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
Main Office | 1970 Broadway, Suite 760 | Oakland, CA 94612 | 510.433.1122
Los Angeles | 205 S. Broadway, Suite 402 | Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213.482.8200