NCDA Members: Tell Your Story
May 2020 Call to Action in response to the coronavirus
At a time when our nation is facing unprecedented challenges, the wide range of services that NCDA members provide will be important factors in helping individuals across the age span. As individuals and communities recover from and adjust to coronavirus effects, services provided by NCDA members will be in great demand, but at the same time, budget cuts will likely affect those services.
Currently, Congress is considering proposals that would significantly increase annual funding by billions of dollars for a number of programs, including:
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Programs (Adult, Dislocated Worker, State Formula Grants, Youth)
- Employment Services Grants
- Apprenticeship Grants
- Native American Programs
- Ex-Offender Activities
- Youth Build
- Career and Technical Education State Grants
- Adult Education and Family Literacy State Grants
- K-12 Education
- Higher Education
Telling your story of the clients you serve and the services you provide will likely be the best way of letting potential clients, your community, and elected leaders know of the services you and other NCDA members provide and at the same time make clear the need for legislation and budgets to fund them. It is very important, especially at this time, that you share information about the clients or populations you serve, the services you provide, techniques you use, and successes you have achieved with professional colleagues and your representatives at the state and federal levels.
Contact your member of Congress and let them know how important it is that your efforts are properly resourced as they look to pass legislation to help get millions of unemployed back into the workforce.
Use the resources on the NCDA Advocacy pages to respond to the call to action.