March 17, 2023

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Visit our blog, The Catalyst, to read the last in our 3-part series titled, “Modernizing Technology for Change: Leadership and a Shared Vision.” The series looks at transformational initiatives in human services agencies and the role of people, processes, and technology in enabling and supporting change. It draws on the direct experience of three current and former human services agency leaders from Idaho, Oklahoma, and Michigan captured during interviews. Read it here!

APHSA is excited to announce that the Call for Proposals is now open for the 2023 Economic and Mobility Well-Being (EMWB) Conference, to be held August 27 to 30 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. The submission deadline is Friday, April 7. To learn more about the conference and the submissions process visit and send your proposal!

APHSA and Mathematica are rolling out a survey that asks state and local agencies about their relationship to environmental justice to gauge current work and interest in this area. If you work for a human services agency, no matter your level of engagement or interest, we encourage you to fill it out and share it with others. The survey will remain open until March 31st.

We're growing! APHSA has new job openings, including a Conference and Events Coordinator, Marketing and Communications Specialist, and Registration Specialist. Learn more about these and other available positions at our Career Center. Apply now or share with interested parties in your network.

Child and Family Well-Being

Updated ARP Child Care Stabilization Funding State and Territory Fact Sheets

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Child Care released updated state fact sheets and national data on the ARP (American Rescue Plan) Child Care Stabilization Program. The fact sheet details that, as of December 31, 2022, the ARP Child Care Stabilization Program had served more than 220,000 child care providers, impacting as many as 9.6 million children. 

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Employment and Economic Well-being

FNS Publishes Updated SNAP Heating and Cooling Utility Allowances for FY2022

While most Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility parameters are set at the federal level, states may establish their own standard utility allowances (SUAs), which are part of the excess shelter expense deduction. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has published new estimated SUAs for Financial Year 2022.

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FNS Posts Approved State Plans for Replacing Stolen SNAP Benefits

States have been working to implement a law passed by Congress in late 2022 to help SNAP participants who have had their benefits stolen through card skimming. All 50 states, as well as D.C., Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have submitted plans for replacing stolen benefits, though only Maryland and Vermont have been approved thus far. FNS will list states as their plans are approved.

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APHSA Events

NSDTA Education Conference Call for Proposals

We are still accepting proposals for the National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) Education Conference, held October 22-25 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. The conference is ideal for sharing our collective work on building capacity for training and organizational development in human services. The deadline for proposals is April 5th!

Event Dates: October 22 to 25

CFP: April 5

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Partner Events

Medicaid Unwinding: Leveraging Technology to Support Faster Redeterminations

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates up to 14 million people could lose Medicaid coverage once the continuous enrollment provision ends. This webinar will discuss solutions to help you and your agency address these challenges while keeping up with high demand without disruption.

March 23, 2:00 to 2:42 PM EST

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Upcoming Webinar: Co-enrollment Across WIOA Core Programs

Staff from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education review data collection, and performance reporting requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Hosted by WorkforceGPS, this webinar will provide a refresher on the WIOA Core Programs requirements and more.

March 28, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST

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Expanded SNAP Benefits During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned

As of March 1, 2023, all states have ended the expanded SNAP benefits available during the first few years of the pandemic. Presenters in this webinar will examine the role of food assistance in the U.S. social safety net and how policymakers and practitioners can use lessons learned to improve on the program’s efficacy and impact moving forward.

April 5 2:00 to 3:00 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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