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Author: Kumar Chandran, Policy Director

Policy Brief: Two Big Wins for Healthy Schools!

We just took an exciting step forward in protecting national service and the health of our nation’s kids. Congress has signed into law a bipartisan spending bill for the 2018 federal fiscal year, and while the bill as a whole is a mixed bag, it does include wins for national service and healthy-food education—progress that your voices helped make happen.

Policy Brief: President’s Budget Proposal Cuts National Service

On Monday, President Trump released his Administration’s budget proposal for federal fiscal year (FY) 2019 which again calls for eliminating our nation’s bipartisan commitment to national service. The President’s budget proposal would eliminate the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which funds AmeriCorps and other national service programs. However, it is important to remember … Continued

Policy Brief: Timing Uncertain on the Farm Bill

Enjoy this month’s policy update! We’re covering what’s going on with the farm bill, government funding, USDA school meals guidelines and how to advocate for national service. Farm Bill – Timing uncertain As we’ve reported before, the current farm bill expires on September 30, 2018.  The House Agriculture Committee is further along in the process … Continued

January 2018 Policy Update

Welcome to 2018 – it’s going to be a busy policy year!  In D.C., we anticipate continued advocacy around AmeriCorps funding (more on that below) and Congress will continue debating and drafting the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which includes some important priorities for FoodCorps.