Advocacy Update

CCUSA Weighs in on Emergency Food and Shelter Appropriations

A letter from CCUSA was sent to the House and Senate Appropriations leadership urging members to support the continued funding of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program at $120 million for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. The White House in its budget to Congress requested a $20 million reduction. The Senate agreed with the White House, but the House of Representatives has held firm in keeping the appropriations at $120 million. There has been no discussion from the committees to transfer the program from FEMA to HUD, and no decision will come until the funding is resolved. CCUSA actively advocated that EFSP should remain with FEMA; the decision now remains within the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee. Read the full letters here: to the Senate and to the House.

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