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Summer & Fall ROOTS Roundup

Published on Oct 03, 2019

Welcome to the Summer & Fall edition of ROOTS Roundup, a quarterly newsletter containing information about what's happening at ANFP Headquarters, updates from your Government Affairs Committee, and valuable information you can share with your state chapter and leaders.

On July 29, the Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition met with the U.S. Dept. of Ed’s Deputy Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary on employers being involved in states implementing the Perkins Act reauthorization bill for career and technical education (CTE). The Opportunity America Jobs and Careers Coalition (OAJCC) supports the bipartisan JOBS Act to allow Pell Grants to be used for short-term training and credentialing programs. 

ANFP scheduled JOBS Act meetings with 2 Senate offices, attended another Senate meeting, and participated in larger House and Senate briefings.

ANFP submitted comments to the U.S. Labor Dept. on August 26 in support of rule making to create Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs.

ANFP is working diligently with its Chapter leaders in promoting the value of ANFP-PAC and gaining support of its initiatives at chapter meetings. As of August 29, ANFP-PAC has $7,748 cash on hand! Thank you to those who continue to support this fund!       

On September 12, 2019, Joyce Gilbert, President & CEO, submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed revisions to Medicare and Medicaid long-term care requirements that CMS has identified as “unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome.” 

ANFP thoroughly vetted this proposal and provided its comments, on behalf of all our members, to help maintain the standards and integrity of our CDM, CFPP credential in the CMS PROPOSED rule making. 

ANFP strongly urges that the requirements §483.60 (a) (2) for the director of food and nutrition services remain unchanged or be slightly modified per our suggested language.

What’s next? CMS will review and thoroughly vet these comments before any decisions and rule changes will be made, as this is a common political process.

ANFP will keep members abreast of any updates as they become available.