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February-2015 Newsletter – Colorado Community Action Association

Colorado Community Action Association

CCAA Newsletter – February 2015
Resources and Funding Opportunities Update

See newsletter for additional info on each topic

Program/schedule for the 2015 Federal Regions 8 and 10 Community Action Conference – Colorado is very excited to host the 2015 Federal Region 8 & 10 conference in Denver May 11-14, 2015!  Help support the conference by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor.

CCAA is now accepting 2014-2015 organizational and individual scholarship requests to support Training, Professional Development and Capacity Building in the CO CSBG Network… we are emphasizing support towards attendance at the 2015 Federal Regions 8 and 10 Community Action Conference.

Funding and Grant Opportunities
(see newsletter to access details on each item)
  • 2015 Permanent Supportive Housing Program Pilot - Request for Applications
  • Joint Funding Round for Disaster Recovery Projects
  • Mary Kay Foundation Accepting Applications for Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
  • Community Economic Development Projects
  • Veteran Business Outreach Center Program
  • Research and Evaluation on Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism
  • CO Department of Human Services, Work Support Strategies 2015 Innovation Grants
  • Drug-Free Communities Support Program
  • Capacity Building to Support Replication of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs (Tier 1A)
  • Supporting and Enabling Early Innovation to Advance Adolescent Health and Prevent Teen Pregnancy (Tier 2A)
  • Effectiveness of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Designed Specifically for Young Males
  • Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Assistance Program
  • Assistance Grants for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Program
  • Community Economic Development Healthy Food Financing Initiative Projects
  • Community Financial Empowerment Learning Partnership
  • Environmental Education Local Grants Program
  • American Apprenticeship Initiative

Resources and Information from Our Partners
see newsletter for details)

  • Federal Office of Community Services Releases Information Memorandum (IM) 138 regarding the CSBG Organizational Standards
  • CSBG Dear Colleague Draft State and Federal Accountability Measures and Appendices
  • CSBG Dear Colleague Model State Plan Revision: Open Comment Period
  • Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2015
  • Navigating the ACA Tax Requirements at your Community Action VITA Site" webinar recording and slides
  • Obama's 2016 Budget – CSBG and LIHEAP have no proposed cuts for the first time in several years…
  • Receive information and updates on Federal Legislation affecting Community Action Agencies, and support NCAF
  • Check out the 2014 CSBG Annual Report, featuring outcomes, statistics, and demographic data from over 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide
  • State of Poverty Blog Post: SOTU says "expanding opportunity works".  We promote access to opportunity
Other Updates
  • 26th Annual Colorado Women's Legislative Breakfast Tuesday, Feb. 24th
  • Rocky Mountain Human Services' National Brain Injury Employment Conference Wednesday March 11th
  • Having trouble finding health insurance that fits your needs and your budget?  Look no further than the Health Insurance Marketplace
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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE - Information Memorandum 138 Overview Webinar for Region 8. Presented by Community Action Partnership and facilitated by the Region 8 RPIC. Webinar to be held Monday March 9th at 1:00pm (MT).

SAMHSA Region 8 Capacity Building Meeting - To be held in Denver, CO. March 19, 2015.

2015 NASCSP Mid-Winter Training Conference and Orientation Training in Arlington, VA. February 25-27, 2015

NCAF Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. March 24-27, 2015

Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training - To be held in Kansas City, MO. March 23-24, 2015.

Annual In-service Continuing Education Program for ROMA Trainers in Atlanta, GA. April 8-9, 2015.

Region 8 and 10 Conference on Poverty in Denver, CO. May 12-14, 2015.

CAPLAW 2015 National Training Conference - To be held in Portland, OR. June 10-12, 2015.

2015 Community Action Partnership Annual Convention - To be held in San Francisco, CA. August 25-28, 2015.

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