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“Legislators debate Pa. block grant expansion”

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This March 16, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about some of the debates and controversy that continues to evolve around the use of block grants for human services programs in Pennsylvania.

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“Commissioners worry about pursuit of human services block grant”

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This October 29, 2013 article on “The Express” website talks about concerns about the Clinton-Lycoming county joinder pursuit of the PA human services block grant.

 

“Welfare spending options: Counties get more leeway in how they use social service funds”

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This July 22, 2013 article found on The Tribune-Democrat website talks about continued concerns about the block grant program for social services programs.

 

“Human services debate reaches crossroads”

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of ...

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This June 11, 2013 article on thedailyreview.com website talks about the block grants in Pennsylvania for human services at the county level.

 

 

 

“Changes in Pa. policy worry advocates for those in need”

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This September 11, 2012 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the block grant that 20 counties will receive as part of a pilot program to see if that type of budget works or not in Pennsylvania for human services.  The article also raises concerns for those who had been in the former General Assistance program.

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal

SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Four NEPA counties seek human services block grant”

 

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This August 24, 2012 article on the RepublianHerald.com website indicates that 30 counties have applied to be part of the state’s trial program for the human  services block grant.  The article doesn’t include all the counties that applied, but does show that only 20 counties will be selected for the pilot program.

 

MHA PA speaks out about Gov. Corbett’s proposed budget cuts

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Just because the dust has started to settle in the media with regards to Governor Corbett’s proposed 20% cut to MH/ID funding, doesn’t mean that there isn’t still reason for concern.  MHA-PA is encouraging folks to keep making themselves heard and keep raising questions and concerns about the proposed cuts by letting the Governor, and your state representatives know how you feel about the proposed cuts.  Keep in mind that people’s lives are at stake and that it isn’t just numbers on paper.

 

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