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September 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

Region II RPIC Newsletter – September 2016

New York * New Jersey * Puerto Rico * U.S Virgin Islands

See newsletter for the full article on each of these stories

Region II Information

NYSCAA's RPIC Region II Finance, Human Resource, and Leadership Conference
September 15 - 16, 2016 in Binghamton, NY – see NYSCAA’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

Welcome Francesca Sommer!
Francesca Sommer joined NYSCAA in September 2016 as the Director of Performance Management

National Partner News

Frequently Asked Questions on CSBG Annual Report / ROMA Next Generation
NASCSP covers the most frequently asked question in three parts – Part 1: General Questions, Module 4: Individual and Family LevelPart 3: Module 3: Community Level.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Community Action Partnership announced that it is joining a coalition of 100 or more organizations to partner on a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation enterprise supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  Launched in January 2016, the TRHT enterprise will empower communities to embrace racial healing and uproot conscious and unconscious beliefs in the hierarchy of human value…

CSBG IM #149 Strengthening Outcomes Through Two-Generation Approaches
This Information Memorandum encourages states, territories, tribes, State Community Action Agency Associations, and eligible entities to implement two-generation approaches to serving children and parents together to increase family economic security and well-being…

Complying with the New Overtime Rule under the FLSA
CAPLAW developed an FAQ document about the new overtime rule under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its implications for Community Action Agencies…

In the News and Useful Information

Introducing the New Head Start Program Performance Standards
On September 1, 2016, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the first comprehensive revision of the Head Start Program Performance Standards since they were originally published in 1975 – more info including Fact Sheets, Questions & Answers, and Summary/Quick Facts Handouts.

20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform
Read briefs from 15 welfare-law experts who were engaged in the debates and implementation of the welfare reform at the time.

NYS SNAP Benefit Card Has a New Design
The roll out of the new card design began last month in New York City and will continue in September for upstate counties...

At Labor Day, Let the EITC Help All Low-Wage Workers
Bipartisan proposals to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-wage workers who aren’t raising children in the home would extend the EITC’s success to such workers in every state, as new state-by-state data shows – read the full article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

National Training Opportunities

See newsletter for listing of upcoming events


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