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January 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

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Region II RPIC Newsletter – January 2016
New York * New Jersey * Puerto Rico * U.S Virgin Islands

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National Partner News

THE LEARNING COMMUNITY: "Building Capacity to Increase Impact"
The Learning Communities Resource Center is reviewing applications, but there are still openings in the Utilizing Place-Based Strategies Group! LCRC application – you can also use the online application if you don't want to join a group but would like to be a follower!

CSBG Dear Colleague Letter
Affordable Care Act Update – Key messages that may use as the CSBG Network continues to encourage enrollment during the open period, which ends January 31, 2016..

Useful Information

Assets & Opportunity Network Week of Action!
The Assets and Opportunity Network are holding its first ever Week of Action (January 25-29, 2016). The goal for the Week is to create sustained national, state and local attention by media, policymakers, funders and community stakeholders to the financial insecurity facing families and the successful strategies to increase financial stability, financial capability and asset ownership….

Top Economic Stories of 2015
Here's what experts in Brooking's Economic Studies have chosen as the top economic stories of 2015; from zip code inequality, to federal deficit, to retirement polices.

Funding Announcement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
On January 5, HHS announced a five-year $157 million payment model test called Accountable Health Communities. Funded under the authority of the CMS Innovation Center, the model will test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and Medicaid…

Over the five year period, CMS will implement and test a three-track model. The tracks include: Awareness, Assistance, and Alignment. CMS will award a total of 44 cooperative agreements ranging from $1 million (per Track 1 site) to $4.5 million (per Track 3 site) to successful applicants to implement the Accountable Health Communities model. CMS is accepting applications until March 31, 2016.

Administration for Children & Families Central Office Relocates
The Office of Community Services (OCS) is excited to announce its move to the Mary E. Switzer Building as part of the relocation of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to 330 C Street, Southwest, Washington, DC…

National Training Opportunities

CAP Webinar
Understanding Trauma and Its Impact on Families in Poverty – webinar recording and slides

WIPFLi Training Opportunities
Monitoring Best Practices (webinar)
January 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

In-Depth Training on OMB's New Uniform Guidance
February 2-3, 2016 in Kansas City, MO

Head Start / Early Head Start 101
February 17-18, 2016 in Grapevine, TX

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard (webinar)
January 25, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

2016 Mid-Winter Training Conference
February 22-26, 2016 in Alexandria, VA

National Training Conference
June 22-24, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Community Action Partnership
2016 Annual Convention
August 30 – September 2, 2016 in Austin, TX

Region II Information

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

NYSCAA's RPIC Region II Human Resource, Finance, and Leadership Conference
September 15-16, 2016 in Binghamton, NY


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