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Council announces three-session training series, “Racial Equity and Organizational Change”

Council announces three-session training series, “Racial Equity and Organizational Change”

The Providers’ Council announced today that it will be holding a three-session training series in February titled, “Racial Equity and Organizational Change,” which will teach strategies for creating a culture of racial equity and equip attendees with the tools needed to bring about important change.

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Council and Mass. Nonprofit Network urge Rep. Richard Neal to support Employee Retention Tax Credit restoration

Council and Mass. Nonprofit Network urge Rep. Richard Neal to support Employee Retention Tax Credit restoration

Providers’ Council President and CEO Michael Weekes and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network CEO Jim Klocke sent a letter to Rep. Richard Neal on Wednesday urging him to support a recently filed bipartisan bill in the House that would temporarily reinstate the Employee Retention Tax Cedit for employers subject to closure due to COVID-19.

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Council thanks legislators for $30 million in ARPA funds for human services recruitment/retention and loan repayment

Council thanks legislators for $30 million in ARPA funds for human services recruitment/retention and loan repayment

Providers’ Council President and CEO Michael Weekes thanked legislators on Monday for allocating $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for the human services sector, during a hearing with the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities on the Council’s loan repayment program bill.

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Council highlights human services hiring challenges at Regional Workforce Forum

Council highlights human services hiring challenges at Regional Workforce Forum

Community-based human services providers from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island held a virtual forum today to discuss the hiring crisis that is plaguing providers and forcing vulnerable populations to go without critical care, as well as to share their asks to state governments to help address the issue.

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Legislature allocates $30 million in ARPA funds for recruitment/retention and loan repayment for human services workers

Legislature allocates $30 million in ARPA funds for recruitment/retention and loan repayment for human services workers

The final American Rescue Plan Act spending plan from the Legislature includes $16.5 million for a loan repayment program and $13.5 million for a grant program for human services organizations to support the retention and recruitment of human services workers.

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