February 10, 2023

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We're happy to announce that the Call for Proposals for the ISM + PHSA Conference & Expo is now open. This new joint event brings together two of our affinity groups for the first time: Information Technology Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM), which promotes IT solutions and best practices, and the Public Human Services Attorneys (PHSA), which advocates for and enacts policies and practices that enhance the delivery and quality of human services programs. The submission deadline is less than two weeks away on February 22! Submit your proposals soon!

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Child and Family Well-Being

SAMHSA Releases New Resources for State 988 Crisis Response Network

This week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a framework to help states in designing and implementing 988 and crisis response systems.

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Children's Bureau Releases 2021 Child Maltreatment Report

The Children’s Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the annual child maltreatment report. The report details that of the 3,016,000 children who were the subject of a child welfare agency response in fiscal year (FY) 2021, only 600,000 children were determined to be victims of maltreatment, the lowest number of children identified as victims of maltreatment in the last five years.

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Employment and Economic Well-Being

USDA Announces $1 Billion Investment In Emergency Food Network

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $1 billion investment in the country’s emergency food network so that food banks and local organizations can reliably serve their communities. Of that amount, $100 million will be available for a grant initiative – TEFAP Reach and Resiliency - aimed at helping food assistance organizations meet The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) requirements, strengthen infrastructure, and expand TEFAP’s reach into underserved communities.

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Replacement of SNAP Benefits in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023

The administration recently signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (the Omnibus), which includes provisions for the replacement of stolen Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) benefits with federal funds. It issues guidance to state agencies on regulations that will protect and replace Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits stolen via card skimming, card cloning, and similar fraudulent methods.

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Grant Opportunity from The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is calling for applicants for its Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program. They request applications to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase among income-eligible consumers participating in the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

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APHSA Events

Call for Proposals for the 2023 APHSA National Human Services Summit!

The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2023 APHSA National Human Services Summit! Join us in “Co-Creating the Future of Human Services,” and submit proposals by February 24 on the latest trends and innovations in policy, practice, and programs. We are looking for engaging and interactive content that fits into this year's three focus areas: Moving Human Services Upstream, Advancing Social and Economic Mobility, and Strengthening the Human Services Sector.

CFP Deadline: February 24

Event dates: May 21-24, Baltimore, MD

Summit Proposals Today

NSDTA Showcase Series: Looking Beyond the Visible to Prepare for the Invisible: Accessibility is EDI

Join us for our next Showcase Series webinar with training and professional development specialist, Dr. Quinchele King. Define accessibility and understand why creating an inclusive environment goes beyond physical accessibility but also digital accessibility. Learn how an accessible work environment increases productivity, increases qualified employees, increases retention, and promotes the expansion of customer service.

March 21, 3:00 PM EST

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Partner Events

NASWA Winter Policy Forum

APHSA will be participating in a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) federal policy reform panel at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Policy Forum. Taking place in Washington, D.C., the Forum is a gathering for NASWA state workforce members to discuss current and developing trends in the workforce system and how they will be affected by changes occurring in the national landscape.

February 14-17

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Interactive Webinar on the Bloomberg Fellows Program

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is hosting an informational and interactive webinar on the Bloomberg Fellows Program. This program supports a new generation of leaders in Human Services by offering a full scholarship for a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. 

March 9, 1:00 PM EST  

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