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November 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

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

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Region II Information

RPIC Grant & Training
NYSCAA is happy to announce that we were awarded funding for the new three-year RPIC Grant, September 2016 - September 2019... Last month, NYSCAA's CEO Karla Digirolamo presented a training on Organizational Standards to the Board of the Community Action Partnership of New Jersey...

National Partner News

ROMA Next Generation / CSBG Annual Report
The Office of Community Services released the revised version of the CSBG Annual Report and a Dear Colleague Letter on October 25, 2016, prior to the official start of the Federal Register Notice (FRN #2) 30-day comment period.  The FRN #2 was released on November 1, officially starting the 30-day comment period...

Share Your Success Story at CAP's MLTC
This year's Management and Leadership Training Conference hosted by the Community Action Partnership will feature a session based on the Ignite Presentation Model. The Partnership is looking for five (5) agencies to share a success story demonstrating an agency best practice and impact...

In the News and Useful Information

Gender Differences in the Workplace – A Visual History of Gender and Employment
Metrocosm, a site that is a collection of data visualization projects, maps, and statistical analysis, developed an animated graphic that shows how gender differences in the workplace have evolved over time, both in terms of employment and wages...

CLASP's DataFinder
CLASP's DataFinder is a customer friendly, easy-to-use tool developed to provide select demographic information, as well as administrative data on programs that affect low-income people and families...

The Food-Safe Path to Thanksgiving and Beyond
Hosting Thanksgiving can be a logistical challenge that starts with planning what to cook and ends with figuring out what to do with all those leftovers.  This year, streamline your Thanksgiving planning to ensure you have a fun food-safe holiday.  FoodSafety.gov provides a timeline and helpful tips such as: planning your menu; safety protocols for using kitchen tools; and when you can start making sides dishes, to ensure you have a safe enjoyable holiday...

Tiny Homes Designed to Help Low-Income Families
Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) is in the process of building 25 different Tiny Homes ranging from 250-400 square feet designed for low-income families.  The residents will have diverse backgrounds (formerly homeless people, senior citizens, college students and a few Cass members), but all will qualify as low-income.  These tiny homes are unique for a number of reasons, but the most significant part of this endeavor is that CCSS is the first to offer properties that are rent to own...

News coverage: These unique tiny homes are designed to help pull low-income families out of poverty from Upworthy.

National Training Opportunities

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