Save the Date!
NAFGPD is proud to announce the FGP, SCP and RSVP Program Directors Training Event on September 10 - 12, 2015 in Reston, Virginia.
NAFGPD is taking the lead on organizing the 2015 training and is working with both NARSVPD and NSCA to make this an exceptional learning experience for program directors and staff members
This training event has been sanctioned by CNCS and is directed as sanctioned in the 2015 field guidance for State Office staff
Please visit www.CelebratethePowerofExperience.com for more information
On Saturday, December 13, 2014, the Senate passed the fiscal 2015 omnibus appropriations bill, also being referred to as the “cromnibus” by a vote of 56-40. The bill, which was passed by the House last Thursday night, provides funding for 11 of the 12 annual appropriations bills through the end of the fiscal year, as well as a continuing resolution for the Homeland Security Department through February 27, 2015. Now that the measure has cleared both Houses of Congress, the President is expected to sign the bill into law by mid-week.
The “cromnibus” provides $107,702,000 for the Foster Grandparent Program, which is a $14,896,000 increase over the Budget Request, and the same level of funding enacted in FY14. Language in the omnibus states, “The agreement rejects the budget request's proposal to restructure the Senior Corps programs, and includes funding for each of the Senior Corps programs at no less than the fiscal year 2014 level.”A huge THANK YOU to each and every NAFGPD member and supporter who took the time to educate our elected officials about the importance of the Foster Grandparent Program and the service our seniors provide.
Happy Holidays from NAFGPD!
Kristen Tracy, NAFGPD President
Welcome to our newest NAFGPD Board members beginning their term January 1, 2015:
Lisa Jenkins, Atlantic Cluster Representative
Jeanette Devore, North Central Cluster Alternate
Sabrina Tolson, Pacific Cluster Alternate