March 10, 2023

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We want to hear from you! Human services leaders across the country are working to include the expertise of individuals with lived experience. In partnership with Social Current, we're seeking examples of such work to spotlight how others are engaging in efforts that help address structural racism, advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, and authentically center community to drive systems change. Learn more and submit your stories here.

APHSA is proud to share our recommendations for the 2023 Farm Bill with “A Roadmap for Building a More Effective, Resilient, and Customer-Centered SNAP Program.” As part of our 2023 Farm Bill series, you can also check out our first blog post, SNAP Agency Priorities for Program Success. Stay up to date on our Farm Bill policy briefs, blog series, and more here.

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.

Legislative Updates

White House Releases President's Budget

This week, the president released his budget for Fiscal Year 2024, which includes increased funding for Child Care, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Head Start. The budget reflects a reduction in SNAP spending in 2023 as public health emergency waivers expire. The budget also proposes expanding the Community Eligibility Provision, which would advance a pathway to free school meals for an additional 9 million school children.

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Integration of Human Services

FNS Seeks Comment on SNAP-Ed N-PEARS

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is seeking comment on the proposed information collection requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Obesity Prevention Grant (SNAP-Ed) National Program Evaluation and Reporting System (N-PEARS). Comments received before April 6 will be considered.

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USDA Selects Five States to Test Mobile Contactless Payments in SNAP

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is partnering with five states to test mobile payment technology in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP participants in Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Oklahoma will be able to test the use of mobile payment methods as an alternative to their physical SNAP card. 

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Child and Family Well-Being

National CACFP Week

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week is a national education and information campaign sponsored annually by the National CACFP Sponsors Association. It is designed to raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger, and this year it lands on March 12 to 18. The CACFP brings healthy foods to tables across the country.

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APHSA Events

APHSA Peer Learning Webinar: The Human Services Value Curve in Action

The Human Services Value Curve orients leaders to transform programs and services into generative systems, enabling sustainable, population-wide outcomes for communities. Two leaders from the public and nonprofit sectors will discuss how they used the Value Curve lens to reimagine service delivery to center community and family voice while also building staff buy-in to become critical agents of change. 

March 24, 2:00 PM EST

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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. The deadline for proposals is April 5th!

Event Dates: October 22 to 25

CFP: April 5

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The Incredible Journey of Child Welfare Transformation

This webinar will focus on “Transformation” and how it can impact one of the most vital missions in health and human services: ensuring the safety and well-being of children while also fostering parental capacity to support strong and healthy families. 

April 6, 3:00 PM EST 

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Partner Events

WorkRise 2023 Request for Proposals

WorkRise has announced a new Request for Proposals for research that will inform policies and practices and, in turn, support increased workplace equity, improved job quality, and more robust economic mobility for US workers—especially workers in low-wage jobs and from communities that have been historically marginalized. 

RFP Deadline: April 7

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