There are several programs that are crucial for low-income children, families, and senior citizens that have been reduced or eliminated from the President Trump's proposed budget.
The list includes such things as LIHEAP, CSBG funded programs, Weatherization, and CDBG.
Over the past
few months NHSA has been working with a bipartisan group of Senators to send a
letter to the Administration calling for the removal of the 10% CLASS trigger
in the Designation Renewal System. Led by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) the final letter includes 5 Republican, 13
Democrat, and 1 Independent Senators who signed on and was sent to Secretary
Burwell earlier this month. We are pleased with this strong support and want to
thank the many Head Start leaders who reached out to their Senate offices in
support of the letter. You can find the full text of the letter here.
Senator Joe Donnelly stopped by to visit, read, and play with Head Start children at CAPE in Evansville. Thank you to Senator Donnelly for supporting Head Start programs in Indiana and across the nation! And thank you to CAPE Head Start for showing off the great work that is being accomplished in our programs each day!