New York State Community Action Association
NYSCAA newsletter - July 2019
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From NYSCAA CEO
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
"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
- RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference, Sept. 18-19
- 2019 Executive Director Seminar, Sept. 13-15 includes a New Executive Director Orientation on the 13th
- 2020 Census Research, Operational Plans, and Oversight
- 2020 Census Stakeholder Webinar
- And much more – see newsletter for links to other items
- Dear Colleague 2019 - OCS and Office of Head Start T & TA Collaboration Initiative, ACF
- Tips for Responding to ICE Inquiries at Your CAA, CAPLAW
Upcoming LIFE Webinars from NYSERDA
- Focus on Health - Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE), August 21
- Connecting People to Services - Using myBenefits.ny.gov as a resource, September 19
- HEAP Updates for 2019-2020 Heating Season, October 6
- Prosperity Now Scorecard with new local data – main findings
- New Funding to Support Women Affected by the Opioid Crisis (Aug. 23 application deadline), RESTORE Grant Program, DOL Women’s Bureau
- Utica Families Featured in New Book, Observer-Dispatch article
- Low-wage workers would see huge gains from minimum wage hike, CBO finds, Economic Policy Institute
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...
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