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$48.1B state FY ’22 budget finalized

$48.1B state FY ’22 budget finalized

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

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Application deadline extended to July 9 for scholarships for graduate study!

Application deadline extended to July 9 for scholarships for graduate study!

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

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Providers’ Council offices will be closed Friday, June 18 to commemorate Juneteenth

Providers’ Council offices will be closed Friday, June 18 to commemorate Juneteenth

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

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Providers’ Council and other nonprofits groups ask state to use ARPA funding to offset UI burdens

Providers’ Council and other nonprofits groups ask state to use ARPA funding to offset UI burdens

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

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Council testifies on legislation to cover indirect costs for nonprofit contracts

Council testifies on legislation to cover indirect costs for nonprofit contracts

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

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Check out the Council’s Celebrating Juneteenth resource page

Check out the Council’s Celebrating Juneteenth resource page

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

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