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Human Services to Support Rural Health Organizations

ACF Office of Community Services (OCS)
Partners with states, communities, and agencies to reduce the causes of poverty, increase opportunity and economic security of individuals and families and revitalize communities. Part of the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Funds state, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance, child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Operates the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF). Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Supports state and local human service agencies and seeks to influence policies and practices that support the health and well-being of children and families and that lead to stronger communities.
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Community Action Partnership (CAP)
National organization which represents the interests of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country. Supports CAAs in their work to empower low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, through programs that include child development programs, weatherization assistance, job training, and elder care.
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Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH)
A non-profit trade organization that serves as a national advocate for participants in the affordable rural housing profession.
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Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Directs businesses, adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce professionals to training and employment services. Administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. Also includes support and resources for rural areas. Part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Housing Assistance Council (HAC)
Works to improve housing conditions for the rural poor by developing single- and multi-family homes and promoting homeownership for low-income rural families.
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National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)
Works to assist states in responding to poverty issues. 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). Helps states implement programs that include weatherization, energy assistance, child care, nutrition, employment, state energy programs, job training, asset development, and housing.
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National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
Represents the nation's Workforce Development Boards that provide workforce development leadership in their communities. Ensures that workforce development and job training programs adequately meet needs of local employers.
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National Collaborative for Integration of Health and Human Services
Formed by the American Public Human Services Association, the National Collaborative supports innovation through the horizontal integration of the health and human services system. Promotes seamless, streamlined information exchange, shared services, and coordinated care delivery and payment models that are person- and family-centered.
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National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC)
Works for better housing, clean drinking water, and improved community facilities for low-income rural people.
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Office of Human Services Policy (HSP)
Conducts policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination on issues across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including poverty and measurement, vulnerable populations, early childhood education and child welfare, family strengthening, economic support for families, and youth development. Part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
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Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center (RCPNC)
Works to increase participation in U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services child nutrition programs and other nutrition assistance programs. Focuses work on persistently poor counties in 11 states. Housed within the University of Kentucky.
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Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Consists of a national network that works to ensure that rural and small communities and tribal lands have access to safe drinking water, sanitary wastewater, and solid waste disposal.
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Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Human Services Panel (RUPRI)
Examines the rural human services infrastructure and the consequences of this infrastructure on rural people in need of services.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Responsible for national policy and programs addressing America's housing needs. Works to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
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USDA Rural Housing Service
Helps rural communities and individuals by providing loans and grants for housing and community facilities.
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Last Reviewed: 9/1/2017