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May 2015 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

Region II RPIC Newsletter - April 2015
New York * New Jersey * Puerto Rico * U.S Virgin Islands

See newsletter for the full article on each of these stories

Registration Open

RPIC Region II Finance, Human Resource & Leadership Conference will be held from September 17-18 in Binghamton, NY – registration.

May is Community Action Month!

The Community Action Partnership and NASCSP Release Tool-Kits for Community Action Month.

National Partner News

Place-Based Initiatives
Virtual CAP is working with the Partnership's Learning Cluster on Utilizing Place-Based Strategies and would appreciate your help identifying some CAAs with best practices/promising practices involved with Place-Based Initiatives. This would involve efforts targeted to a specific neighborhood or community.

VirtualCAP Announces New Website
VirtualCAP announced its new website which still provides the informative information but with a fresh new look.

Community Action Partnership
National Family Homelessness Webinar – Success Stories Needed
The Partnership is hosting a joint webinar between OCS and HUD on June 3rd, to discuss the successful use of CSBG funds as a match for HUD funds to address family homelessness as expressed in Information Memorandum 135. Issued in June 2014, IM 135 encourages partnerships through the use of CSBG funds as a match for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Programs – see newsletter for additional details.

Register for webinar being held June 3 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM CDT.

National Training Opportunities

National Training Conference
June 10-12, 2015 in Portland, OR

In-Depth Training on OMB's New Uniform Guidance
June 17-18 in Flushing, NY

Community Action Partnership Learning Community Resource Center
Board and Executive Leadership Institute (May 22 deadline for registering)
June 23-24, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia

Community Action Partnership
2015 Annual Convention
August 25-28, 2015 in San Francisco, CA

Useful Information

CSBG Dear Colleague Letter: Information About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – Office of Community Services – see newsletter for details.

VirtualCAP RoundUP: Complimentary Issue – see newsletter for subscription info and link to Volume 1, Issue 3.

CFED and Citi Community Development's Family Assets Count and Local Data.

Four New Federal Funding Opportunities from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families – see newsletter for details

  • Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility - Current Closing Date for Applications: July 7, 2015
  • Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grants - Current Closing Date for Applications: July 7, 2015
  • National Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education - Current Closing Date for Applications: July 7, 2015
  • New Pathways for Fathers and Families - Current Closing Date for Applications: July 7, 2015

RPIC Region II

Information on RPIC Region II can be found here: nyscommunityaction.org/rpic/

For materials from past Region II events, click here


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