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July 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - July 2019
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NYSCAA has submitted the new RPIC T/TA grant to continue as the Region II lead organization.  The agenda is being finalized for the 2019 RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference being held September 18th & 19th.  Planning has begun for the 2019 Executive Director’s Seminar scheduled for November 14th & 15th.  And, new this year is an orientation for New CAA Executive Directors to be held on Nov. 13th

July’s Poverty Myth

"SNAP Recipients Don’t Work”
FALSE: 1 in 6 Americans Lives Below the Poverty Line

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) primary purpose is to increase the food purchasing power of eligible low-income households in order to improve their nutrition and alleviate hunger and malnutrition.  The program’s success in meeting this core goal has been well documented.  Less well understood is the fact that the program has become quite effective in supporting work and that its performance in this area has improved substantially in recent years.

The overwhelming majority of SNAP recipients who can work do so. Among SNAP households with at least one working-age, non-disabled adult, more than half work while receiving SNAP — and more than 80 percent work in the year prior to or the year after receiving SNAP – read the full article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


Upcoming NYSCAA events

Census 2020
CSBG National Partner Resources
Additional Resources

Upcoming LIFE Webinars from NYSERDA

Other items

Highlights at our Agencies

The Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO), along with 10 community partners including the North Country Healthy Heart Network, has constructed new greenhouses that will support food programs in the region, including the Mobile Farmers Market...

The Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO), partnered with the Mental Health Association of New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) for a training on Mental Health First Aide for older adults...

NYSCAA Events/Job Listings and National Professional Development Opportunities

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