If you are registered for this year’s virtual 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity kicking off next Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 a.m., you are in for a treat. To get the most out of the week of workshops, keynotes, awards and more, please download the Providers’ Council convention app in your app store of
Read all about it…in the October issue of The Provider. This month, we focused much of our coverage on issues of COVID-19 related food insecurity, the fall elections and our upcoming SpeakUp4Equity virtual Convention & Expo Oct. 27-30. (Register here!) We continue to honor human services staffers in the “Saluting the Caring Force” section on Page 3
Governor Baker has introduced a revised House 2 budget proposal for FY ’21. You can find the revised budget proposal at the Executive Office of Administration and Finance website. The Council pleased to see that Gov. Baker has included $160 million for Chapter 257 in the budget proposal. This was the same amount Gov. Baker
The 2020 census count will officially end on Thursday, Oct. 15 following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week allowing the Trump administration to end census field operations early. Hours after the ruling was released, the Census Bureau announced it will keep accepting responses online at My2020Census.gov through Oct. 15 until 11:59 p.m. Hawaii time.
SpeakUp4Equity attendees are invited to attend one of our virtual event walk-through webinars. Providers’ Council staff will walk attendees through the platform and be available to answer any questions. Join us to learn everything you need to know for participating in our 45th Convention & Expo! Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00–10:30 a.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87040500717 Meeting ID:
Momentum is building for the upcoming Providers’ Council’s 45th Annual Convention & Expo, SpeakUp4Equity, to be held virtually from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30. Typically the largest gathering of its type in the Northeast, this year’s virtual event will feature Dr. Atyia Martin, CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc., as a keynote speaker. She
A federal judge has determined that the U.S. Census Bureau may continue its count for the 2020 Census until October 31, 2020. The date was established in accordance with a timeline created after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Trump administration issued guidance in late July instructing the Bureau to finish the count
The Providers’ Council, along with the Children’s League of Massachusetts, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools submitted joint comments to the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) this week on proposed regulation amendments to 606 CMR 14.00: Criminal offender and other background record checks (BRC) as
Early-bird pricing has been extended to Friday, September 25! Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Providers’ Council’s 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity! Hosted on a virtual event platform from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, attendees have ample opportunities to engage, network and learn at our exciting event. Register online today and
As part of our recent Call to Action on racial justice, the Council recommended all members develop an organizational strategy for combating systemic racism and oppression. To advance this effort, we have begin to collect resources on how agencies can supporting Black and Brown businesses through the Commonwealth’s Supplier Diversity Program, and other methods. By
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