October 27, 2023

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We are excited to share our fifth policy brief from our publication series, The Path Forward: State and Local Policy Priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill. This newest brief is titled Supporting Elderly and Disabled Members of Our Communities by Simplifying SNAP, and it takes a look at two demonstration projects, the Standard Medical Deduction and Elderly Simplified Application Process, and how we can expand their success nationwide by transforming them into permanent state options.

Make sure you check out our newest blog post on The Catalyst. Titled, What Farmers Markets Mean to Me, My Family, and My Community, it's part of our blog series Making The Sauce: Ingredients For People-Powered Policymaking In The Farm Bill. Written by members, community partners, and national partners to share their insights on the Farm Bill, we invite you to contribute. To do so, simply email contact Chloe Green at [email protected].

Legislative Updates

FCC Will Vote on Rules to Prevent and Eliminate Digital Discrimination

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider rules to implement the first bipartisan broadband access anti-discrimination provision at its November 15 open meeting. Read the fact sheet that discusses the proposed rules and background information regarding them.

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Moving Human Services Upstream

The Administration Calls on Congress to Support Critical Domestic Needs

The White House released a Fact Sheet calling on Congress to support critical domestic needs. The requests include an additional year of child care stabilization funding in the amount of $16bn. This funding would reduce the risk of provider closures and increased costs for families.

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ACF Releases NPRM on Revisions to the Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), oversees the Title IV–E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. They are seeking comments on proposed changes and clarifications to existing standards and procedures in the Handbook of Standards and Procedures, Version 2.0. Comments are due November 24.

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Advancing Social and Economic Mobility

FNS Posts Work Rules Screening Checklists

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) posted a new work rules screening checklist and flow chart that walks through the general work requirement, the Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) work requirement, mandatory Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training, and exemptions.

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FNS Shares Updated State Options Report

FNS shared the fifteenth version of the State Options Report, which was last updated five years ago. This report summarizes state SNAP policy options being used across the country.

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APHSA Events

Upcoming Webinar - Placer County: Implementing and Maintaining a System of Care

Placer County in California was one of the first counties in the country to implement a system of care model almost 35 years ago. Join Northwoods, an APHSA Strategic Industry Partner, Placer County's Children's System of Care, Superior Court of California, and others to hear how they're collaborating to maintain and expand this system of care.

November 8, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST

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Partner Events

Legacy Modernization: Optimizing For Value, Not Trends

Nava will host Marianne Bellotti, author of "Kill it with Fire," and Dr. Marvoureen Dolor, former Chief Product Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to discuss a vision for the future of government services and what it means to modernize legacy systems in a human-centered way. Attend in-person or online.

November 8, 5:00 to 7:00 PM EST

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APHSA serves as a clearinghouse for job opportunities throughout the Human Services sector. Employers reach a wide audience of candidates searching for careers and job seekers will find a number of opportunities throughout the country.

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