March 24, 2023

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Visit our blog, The Catalyst, to read our latest post, "Strengthening Performance, Capacity, and Impact: An Introduction to the APHSA Organizational Effectiveness Practice." The post examines our Organizational Effectiveness (OE) and its role in helping organizations remain agile and adaptive to changing circumstances. To read more about this crucial, yet often undervalued component of organizational success, click here.

APHSA is excited to announce the second Coordinating SNAP and Nutrition Supports (CSNS 2.0) cohort in partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. This builds on the success of the first CSNS cohort, which sought to align SNAP with other federal, state, and local nutrition supports to combat childhood hunger. To learn more, read the press release.

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

ACF Announces New Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the creation of the Office of Family Violence Prevention and Services (OFVPS). This new office will focus on domestic violence prevention and address the intersections of domestic violence prevention work across systems.

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Continued Support of Unaccompanied Afghan Minors under URM Program

Unaccompanied Afghan Minors (UAM) continue to be supported through the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) program. The Afghan Supplemental Assistance Plan permits the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to serve URMs for the time described in the Refugee Act—until the month after the child turns 18 or the higher age prescribed by the state’s child welfare services plan. UAM may continue to be supported under the URM program if/when their humanitarian pole expires.

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ACF & DOE Release Joint Letter on Educational Opportunities for Youth

ACF and the Department of Education (DOE) have released a joint letter that announces a re-engagement between the DOE and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support educational attainment for youth. More information on the engagement will be shared in early 2023.

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States, territories, and Tribal Nations are invited to apply for assistance through the Impact Project

The Office of Child Care (OCC) and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center are inviting states, territories, and Tribal Nations to apply for 2023's Impact Project. The program helps develop and expand the capacity for planning, investing in, and implementing quality early childhood systems, policies, and practices. The submission deadline is March 28.

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Employment and Economic Well-being

FNS Proposed Rule Would Expand the Community Eligibility Provision

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows schools to provide free meals to all students without collecting household applications. This option is available to schools and districts where at least 40% of enrolled students are already directly certified for free school meals without submitting a household application. The Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) proposed rule would lower this threshold to 25%. Written comments on this proposed rule should be received on or before May 8 to receive consideration.

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APHSA Events

EMWB Conference Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is open for the 2023 Economic Mobility and Well-Being (EMWB) Conference, 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 submission process, visit and send your proposal!

Event Dates: August 27 to 30

CFP: April 7

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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. Learn more by visiting The deadline for proposals is April 5th!

Event Dates: October 22 to 25

CFP: April 5

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ISM + PHSA Education Conference & Expo CFP Extension for Legal Content

To ensure the right balance of conference sessions for the ISM + PHSA Conference & Expo, we have extended the call for papers deadline for legal content only. Are you a state that utilizes therapeutic courts as part of your resolutions, is working through adult and child abuse registry issues, have written, or delivered case law involving privacy or cyber security with your IT division, or have a pending Olmstead case? Then we are looking for your legal team including your General Counsel and/or Attorney General to share your lessons learned in peer-to-peer educational sessions.

Event Dates: September 10 to 13

CFP: April 19

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Partner Events

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, 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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