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Why Equity and Inclusion Matter for Community Economic Development

October 18, 2021 | Lynda Perez, Director, Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs, Office of Community Services.
In Celebration of Community Economic Development Month.

The Rural Community Development Program Celebrates “Building Resilience Faster” During World Water Week 2021

August 25, 2021 | Lynda Perez, Director, Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs in the Office of Community Services

This week, we celebrate 2021 World Water Week Visit disclaimer page , a week-long event dedicated to developing concrete solutions to the world's greatest water-related challenges. The international…

25th Anniversary of TANF

August 23, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. In August of 1996, TANF replaced the decades-old Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. TANF…

LIHEAP American Rescue Plan Funding: Racial and Economic Justice is Also Equity in Energy

May 4, 2021 | Dr. Lanikque Howard, Director |Office of Community Services
Today’s LIHEAP funding release will provide relief to millions of households and help to address the energy disparities that disproportionately impact low-income household…

This is Our Moment: Transforming Child Care through the American Rescue Plan and Cross-Sector Partner Engagement

April 30, 2021 | By Katie Hamm, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Early Childhood Development

On April 15, 2021, ACF released the funding to states, tribes and territories. This is our moment to make sure these landmark investments…