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May 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

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

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Region II Information

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

National Partner News

May is Community Action Month!
The Partnership has created a Community Action Month Toolkit that provides CAAs, State Associations, and State CSBG Offices with tools, inspiration, and suggested activities to help the Network coordinate efforts and highlight the great work going on across the United States.

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) encourages you to take a look at their Introduction to Social Mediastorytelling guides, and our collaborative Social Media 201 Webinar with tips, tricks, and best practices to help you get started...

ROMA Next Generation

  • CSBG ROMA Next Generation Initial Comment Period Wrap Up – NASCSP
  • Letter with recommendations for improving the current ROMA NG framework and outlines challenges inherent in implementation – Community Action Partnership.

Community Services Block Great - Dear Colleague Letters

Useful Information

A Common Ground for CAA Resources - Virtual CAP
VirtualCAP is an online resource for Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the United States. VirtualCAP contains program models, best practices information, funding opportunities, Standards information, and much more.  The site serves as not only a source of information but as a place to generate ideas and innovative thinking. VirtualCAP shares information from and to approximately 1,000 local CAAs across the United States.

The Cost of Child Care
Economic Policy Institute Report – It’s time for an ambitious national investment in America’s children: Investments in early childhood care and education would have enormous benefits for children, families, society, and the economy…

How much is child care if your state?  Use this interactive tool from EPI and find out the real cost of child care across the country.

New 'TANF/WIOA' and 'Systems to Family Stability Resource' Hubs
The OFA PeerTA Network is pleased to announce two new resource pages:

CAA Leaders' Legal Guide
This Guide attempts to give leaders of CAAs - the board and the executive management - an overview of some of the legal requirements that they will work with on a regular basis…

Poverty Isn't Just About Money
Recently, the Brookings Institution published a report that builds on research from the British economist William Beveridge, who in 1942 proposed five types of poverty: squalor, ignorance, want, idleness, and disease. In modern terms, these could be defined as poverty related to housing, education, income, employment, and healthcare, respectively…

National Training Opportunities

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