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Public Partnerships (PPL), CARE team up for $500,000 donation to frontline coronavirus workers in N.J.

Frontline in-home workers who provide care and assistance for some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, the elderly, the developmentally disabled and military veterans will receive a special “thank you” gift to provide some relief from the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18. May 2020
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    TANF and SNAP Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The estimated economic impacts of the COVID-19 emergency are staggering—millions of Americans are out of work or experiencing a decrease in hours. Thousands of businesses are shuttered and some may never reopen. Over 16 million new people have applied for unemployment since March, roughly half of the number of claims filed during 2008’s Great Recession.

    • 14. May 2020
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    Using Data to Select the Right Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs)

    The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) includes expanded federal funding for evidence-based  prevention services through Title IV-E for: Mental health prevention and treatment, Substance use disorder prevention and treatment provided by a qualified clinician, In-home parent skill-based programs, including parenting skills training, parent education, and individual or family counseling.

    • 12. May 2020
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    Remote Work Challenges During the COVID-19 Emergency: Perspectives from New England Substance Use Prevention Professionals

    The Human Services Team at Public Consulting Group, Inc. collaborated with the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) recently

    • 4. May 2020
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    Child Welfare Funding Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

    Increased FMAP is available for allowable Medicaid medical assistance expenditures for which federal matching is paid ordinarily at the state-specific FMAP rate defined in Section 1905(b) of the Act. Note: States do not need to submit a State Plan Amendment or a waiver for the increase, unless there are tests or treatments not currently in their state plan that can be/will be used to treat COVID-19.

    • 21. April 2020