February 11, 2022
APHSA has developed a new partnership Playbook with the Community Action Partnership: Aligning Systems to Advance Family and Community Well-Being: A Partnership Playbook for Community Action and Human Services Agencies. This Playbook is a shared exploration of the ways our two systems have partnered together in response to the recent public health and economic crisis and continue to move forward promising collaborative work focused on thriving families. You can also learn more during our joint webinar on March 9th featuring speakers from APHSA, National Community Action Partnership, Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia Community Action Partnership, and Hampton Roads Community Action Programregistration is open!
Join our team! APHSA has several job openings including an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and an Instructional Designer. The full list of open positions can be found here. Apply now or share with interested parties in your network.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is recruiting for two senior leadership positions in its administration, a Deputy Administrator for Child Nutrition Programs and a Deputy Administrator for Policy Support. Both openings are Senior Executive Service (SES) positions that will be available through March 10.
Child and Family Well-Being
ACF Proposes Information Collection for State Child Welfare Data Linkages Study

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has a proposed a new information collection activity to gather systematic information on the extent to which states connect their child maltreatment data to other data sets. The study will be conducted via survey to state child welfare agencies.  

Employment and Economic Well-Being
USDA Announces Membership of Newly Formed Equity Commission

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the members of the newly established Equity Commission and its Subcommittee on Agriculture, authorized and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Commission will hold its first public meeting on February 28. USDA additionally announced plans to launch subcommittees focused on rural communities and economic development. 

Cuban and Haitian Entrants Eligibility for ORR-Funded Benefits and Services  

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued State Letter #10-03: “Cuban and Haitian Entrants: Eligibility for ORR-Funded Benefits and Services.” Cuban and Haitian entrants are eligible for ORR-funded benefits and services, such as refugee cash, medical assistance and social services. In addition, Cuban and Haitian entrants are eligible for Federal public benefits, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), to the same extent as refugees.  

Grant Opportunity for States to Participate in the ARPA UI Navigator Program

Applications are open until March 31 for the $15 million Department of Labor Investment in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Unemployment Insurance (UI) Navigator Program. States may apply for up to $3 million to help workers learn about, apply for, and receive Unemployment Insurance benefits and services.

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion in Eight Programs to Strengthen Rural Economies

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $1.4 billion to help a diverse rural America. Investments are being made through a suite of business and cooperative services and will support job training, business expansion and technical assistance.

Upcoming APHSA Events
APHSA Webinar Series: Opportunities in SNAP E&T Part I – Introduction and the National Landscape

Join us along with the National Association of Workforce Boards for a two-part webinar series sponsored by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. The first webinar will use a national perspective to introduce Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education & Training (SNAP E&T) as part of a broader workforce development ecosystem. Panelists will discuss how providers can integrate SNAP E&T as part of an overall workforce development strategy supported by multiple federal programs and funding streams.

Friday, February 25, 2:00 PM EST
National Health and Human Services Summit Call for Proposals

Save the Date! We are excited to announce the return of our in-person National Health and Human Services Summit. Learn more about the focus areas and session types in our Call for Proposals Guide and be sure to submit your proposals by March 4. Registration opening soon!

June 12-15, Arlington, VA
Upcoming Events
Webinar - Food Insufficiency and Transgender Communities: Innovative Strategies to Improve Access to Food

Join the Williams Institute under the UCLA School of Law for a discussion on food insufficiency among transgender people. Panelists will examine contributing factors and strategies to improve access to food, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), charitable good resources, and Medicaid.
Tuesday, March 1, 1:00 PM EST
Webinar - SNAP to Skills: Integrating Effective Workforce Development Services into E&T Programs

Join USDA and the Seattle Jobs Initiative for an overview of workforce develop-ment best practices that, when integrated into States’ SNAP Employment & Training (E&T) programs, can improve outcomes for both work-ready and higher-barrier Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. Hear from States and providers on how they are taking steps to improve their E&T program quality and what has worked well for them in helping SNAP E&T participants secure skills and employment.

Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 PM EST
NTIA IIJA Broadband Grant Program Webinar Series

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a pre-Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) technical assistance webinar series in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program.

March–May, 2022
APHSA Career Center - Post Your Open Positions Today

APHSA serves as a clearinghouse for job opportunities throughout the health and human services (H/HS) field. Employers reach a wide audience of candidates looking for careers in H/HS and job seekers will find a bevy of opportunities throughout the country.