CED Program is Supporting Energy Communities
The Community Economic Development (CED) program is supporting efforts to empower workers by revitalizing energy communities, communities that have experienced employment loss and/or economic dislocation events because of declines in the fossil fuel industry. As energy communities face changing economies, the CED program continues to support the creation and expansion of business and employment opportunities to replace employment lost in fossil fuel industries in these hard-hit communities.
LIHEAP’s 40th Anniversary
ACF celebrates the 40th anniversary of LIHEAP which Congress created on August 13, 1981! LIHEAP remains the largest federal home energy assistance program available to people in the United States. Administered by HHS/ACF/Office of Community Services (OCS), LIHEAP helps pay heating and cooling bills, get those services reconnected, and improve the energy efficiency of homes through weatherization.
CED Highlight: Sherman Phoenix Project
The Community Economic Development Program (CED), administered by HHS/ACF/Office of Community Services (OCS), helps address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families by creating business development and employment opportunities. With CED funds, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) supported the Sherman Phoenix Project, which created an entrepreneurial hub for small Black-owned businesses. Located in the Sherman Park neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Sherman Phoenix project has provided commercial space for small entrepreneurs, offering prepared foods, wellness services, and arts and cultural activities!
American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) invests more than $47.5 billion into seven critical and essential ACF programmatic areas, including utility assistance, which includes financial assistance with heating, cooling, and water bills.
The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities and agencies to eliminate causes of poverty, increase self-sufficiency of individuals and families and revitalize communities.
January 28, 2022
January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022