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January 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania


sCAAP News Update – January 2018
See newsletter for full story on each of these items

The New 2018 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

There are two slightly different ways the federal government measures poverty...

Complete list of the 2018 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Twelve PA CAAs awarded $1.66M in Tax Credits for Neighborhood Assistance Projects

At the end of December, Governor Tom Wolf approved $17.9 million in funding to support community investments through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, NAP provides tax credits to enable businesses and community organizations to invest in projects that serve distressed areas or support conservation efforts. Twelve Pennsylvania Community Action Agencies received $1.66 million in NAP funding to support community development projects...

See newsletter for descriptions of the PA CAA projects.

A Brief PA Budget Update

On February 6th, Gov. Tom Wolf will unveil his proposed Fiscal Year 2018-19 state budget proposal before the General Assembly... While monthly state tax revenue collections are improved from the situation one year ago, the state's Independent Fiscal Office projected last November that as much as $1 billion in new revenue could be needed to balance the FY 2018-19 budget come June...

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Other Items

  • Children's Health Insurance Program re-authorization by PA State Senate
  • Volunteers in Service to America – see newsletter for PA CAAs with VISTA projects
  • Racial Discrimination in the Hiring Process – study released in 2017

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