House and Senate negotiators reached agreement on Friday, July 9 on a $48.1 billion FY ’22 Conference Committee budget that includes a $79 million Chapter 257 Rate Reserve and other human services investments. Gov. Baker was still reviewing the spending plan this week. Two items the Providers’ Council had been closely watching were preserved in
Join the Council in recognizing July as BIPOC Mental Health Month! Designated in 2008, BIPOC Mental Health Month brings attention to the disproportionate mental health challenges facing black, indigenous, and other people of color. Learn more here.
The Providers’ Council is pleased to offer three scholarships for member staff pursuing higher education at the graduate level for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are available now and the deadline has been extended to Friday, July 9th! $10,000 Graduate Leadership Scholarship Created to support the promotion and development of the human services sector’s workforce, the
The Providers’ Council offices will be closed Friday, June 18 to recognize the Juneteenth holiday. Now an official holiday in the state of Massachusetts, this annual event commemorates the June 19, 1865 notification to enslaved people in Texas that slavery had ended two years earlier in the United States. Explore the Council’s new Celebrating Juneteenth resources
This month in The Provider we feature a front-page commentary from the co-chairs of our RDI committee reflecting on a year of activism since the murder of George Floyd, coverage of our successful virtual Caring Force rally and new PSA, and updates on the FY ’22 state budget process. Download a copy here. In this
The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, the Providers’ Council, and the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs have asked state officials to utilize a portion of American Rescue Plan Act funding to offset the remaining unemployment insurance (UI) costs for nonprofit employers. In a June 14 letter to Executive Office for Administration and Finance Secretary
On Wednesday, the Council offered testimony in support of House Bill 3241, An Act enhancing the effectiveness of nonprofits’ core mission work through full cost funding, legislation that would bring the Commonwealth into conformity with the federal rules under which it must comply and extend the same set of cost principles to all government grants
Explore the Council’s new Celebrating Juneteenth resources page to find resources, events and other opportunities to recognize and celebrate the Juneteenth holiday. Now an official holiday in the state of Massachusetts, this annual event commemorates the June 19, 1865 notification to enslaved people in Texas that slavery had ended two years earlier in the United
June is #PrideMonth! The Providers’ Council supports and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community both in and out of the human services sector. Here are Ten ways to celebrate Pride Month from The Boston Globe. Do you have events or activities to add to the list? Email Erica at the Council to be added to our listings.
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