December 1, 2023

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Yesterday, APHSA launched Building Resilience, a new quarterly newsletter focused on helping the human services sector better support communities most impacted by harmful environmental factors like pollution and increasing weather extremes. It highlights articles, reports, and tools that are at the intersection of environmental justice and human services. If you haven't read the email, click here to do so and sign up for future issues here!

APHSA and No Kid Hungry published six impact reports for the first cohort of the Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports program. These reports showcase projects from Hawai’i, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Mecklenburg County, NC, focused on aligning SNAP with other federal, state, and local nutrition supports through cross-program coordination, data sharing, and community engagement.

Moving Human Services Upstream

HHS and DOE Release Joint-Policy Statement on Early Childhood Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced the release of an updated joint policy statement on supporting the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. It states that all young children with disabilities should have access to high-quality inclusive early childhood programs that provide individualized and appropriate support.

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Advancing Social and Economic Mobility

Revised TANF Data Reporting Instructions Webinar Recording Now Available

By February 14, 2024, states and territories will need to apply the revised TANF data reporting instructions. In this recording, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) hosts a webinar to provide an overview of the revisions to instructions for TANF data report with a focus on key, substantive changes.

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OFA Releases a Request for Information Soliciting Comments About FRA Pilots and Work Measures

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites public comments on the possibilities for the design and implementation of the new pilot program along with work outcomes measures of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (FRA), in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Comments are due January 11, 2024.

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Seeking Comment on Proposed Client Data Collection For Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the ACF is seeking comments on the proposed collection of client information from Voluntary Agencies participating in the Voluntary Agencies Matching Grant Program. Comments are due December 16.

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FNS Posts States Intending to Implement S-EBT together and Estimate of Eligible Children in Each State

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is beginning to post states and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) who are submitting their intent to implement Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (Summer EBT) in 2024. They've also published the estimated numbers of how many children could be eligible for Summer EBT benefits if a state-operated the program.

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FNS Shares New Q&A on Summer EBT

FNS shared a set of 58 new questions and answers regarding the Summer EBT program. The topics include program administration together with eligibility, certification, verification as well as EBT benefits.

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Partner Events

WEBINAR: Increasing SNAP and WIC Enrollment via County-Led Systems Change

Join our partners Share Our Strength and the National Association of Counties (NACo) to learn how Coordinating SNAP & Nutrition Supports (CSNS) cohort members are transforming the delivery of human services in their counties and beyond! The CSNS program is a systems change initiative that supports key process changes in the decision-making process and administration of nutrition programs.

December 5, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST

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