Monday, June 13, 2005

"To increase the capacity of the states to prevent and reduce poverty." A Librarian at Every Table. No. 281.

The National Association of State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) assists states in responding to poverty issues.
The Government Performance and Result Act (GPRA) addresses accountability and performance by focusing on results of government programs. The GPRA measures for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program reflect efforts to reduce or eliminate conditions of poverty among low-income families and the communities in which they live. The GPRA measure on poverty conditions captures both the individual conditions of family and community poverty that are addressed by CSBG and other resources mobilized by Community Action Agencies, and the broader outcomes, such as economic self-sufficiency, that can only be achieved through coordinated action among programs/services both within such agencies and with partnering organizations in the community.
NASCSP members are state administrators of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE/WAP).

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