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President Trump's Budget Impact on Grants for Local Governments

Today's guest writer is Bill Ferguson, chairman of The Ferguson Group, LLC, which specializes in representing local governments before Congress and the Administration. Bill discusses the Trump Administration's budget and its impact on grants for local governments and nonprofits.

 

AmeriCorps State and National Grants - Service as Solutions

Booker T. Washington once said, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is one federal agency that makes the act of lifting each other up possible. One of its most famous programs, AmeriCorps, was started in 1994 to give young people a chance to engage in national service, participate in professional development and earn money for their college educations. Since then, almost 1 million members have clocked more than 1.2 billion U.S. service hours. AmeriCorps State and National provides grants, directly or through State Service Commissions, to organizations and partnerships who believe community service plays a large part in solving social problems. Grantees use their awards to recruit, train and supervise AmeriCorps members to build capacity and meet the needs of the areas where they volunteer.

Helping Homeless Vets - The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Voucher Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that there are almost 48,000 Veterans experiencing homelessness on any given night, about 11% of the total U.S. homeless population. In addition, 1.4 million more are at risk of becoming homeless. A complex problem, it involves much more than the lack of affordable housing. Many homeless Vets suffer from mental illness, alcoholism and other substance abuse, as well as post-traumatic stress disorders. They often lack access to social support networks. Because it is such a multifaceted issue, The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program combines housing vouchers with case management provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to give them access to the broad type of support they need to maintain successful transition back into mainstream society.