Member Alert! Tell the House Appropriations Committee to Restore Cuts to OAA and WIOA Programs, and LIHEAP

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Member Alert! Tell the House Appropriations Committee to Restore Cuts to OAA and WIOA Programs, and LIHEAP

Last week the House Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, which determines funding for a range of programs important to regional councils, adopted a fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill that would make significant cuts in funding to programs established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as…

MVRPC Introduces the Equity Regional Profile

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) released the Miami Valley Equity Regional Profile in partnership with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The profile provides historical context on the issue of equity and presents an analysis of equity at the regional and sub-regional level. The study revealed that the MVRPC…

Capitol Hill Briefing on the National Flood Insurance Program

Eyes are on Congress to settle disagreements surrounding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before the September 30 renewal deadline. To frame the conversation on the different issues surrounding NFIP reauthorization, representatives of the American Academy of Actuaries’ Flood Insurance Work Group came to Capitol Hill last Monday to give a briefing on findings from their…

CDBG FY 2018 Funding Support Letter to THUD Members

Earlier this month, 1,867 national, state, and local organizations signed onto a letter to members of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Committee urging a minimum FY 2018 appropriation of $3.3 billion in formula funding for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The letter highlights CDBG achievements and how they have…

Federal Support for Job Training Programs

On April 4, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing, Examining Federal Support for Job Training Programs. Witnesses included University of Maryland School of Public Policy Professor and Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Douglas J. Besharov, Urban Institute Fellow Dr. Demetra Smith Nightingale, and Markle Foundation…

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