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Nov-Dec-2016 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon


or-nov-dec-2016CAPO Newsletter – October/November 2016

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Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday

We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of #Giving Tuesday? On Tuesday, November 29, #OregoniansGive will bring together people from every city, town, and rural community, in a statewide #GivingTuesday celebration of what it means to be Oregonian.  Celebrate the generous spirit that makes this a great place to live by giving to Community Action or another nonprofit you support on November 29!

How Poverty Affects Your Congressional District

This new tool and report from The Brookings Institute demonstrates how poverty affects both “red” and “blue” districts. This information may be useful as you meet with your Congressional representatives (or other elected officials)...

Taking Action 4 ACCESS During Hunger Action Month

ACCESS kicked off Hunger Action Month on September 1 by providing numerous opportunities for community members to join in the fight against hunger...

New Head Start Program Performance Standards

Now Available with the Appendix and in Spanish!

The Administration for Children and Families recently published a final rule revising the Head Start Program Performance Standards to strengthen and improve the quality of Head Start programs...

Additional Resources – The Community Action Partnership hosted two webinars in collaboration with the Office of Head Start on the new HSPPS - the first webinar covered three sections, including 1301 Governance; 1302 Subpart B Program Structure; and 1303 Financial and Administrative Requirements (webinar recording) and the second webinar was held on Monday, October 24, 2016 and covered Subpart C through Subpart I (webinar recording).

A RARE-ity

Nicole Mandall traversed the entire U.S., from Georgia to Southern Oregon, to help improve our little corner of the world.  Nicole is a RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) AmeriCorps member and is in agreeable cahoots with a local coalition to deliver renewable energy education in Douglas County.

Upon receiving funding for this RARE AmeriCorps member, UCAN, in partnership with the Douglas County Smart Energy Collaborative, brought Nicole here to launch a community-wide education campaign on energy efficiency techniques, technology, and behavior modification. Results of this project will be the creation of an energy baseline profile that will track household energy usage before and after energy-efficiency upgrades and weatherization improvements.

An additional goal of the campaign is to provide an energy education course for those applying for energy assistance after their first access to these services. Our goal is that folks learn techniques to reduce their energy bills and gain a better understanding of their energy usage, all the while working toward financial independence...

USDA Launches Relending Program to Reduce Rural Poverty Nationwide

Long-Term, Low-Interest Financing Made Available to Community Development Organizations, Guaranteed by Private Lenders and Supplemented by Private Foundation Grants

Wood Stove Exchange in Washington County

Older and uncertified woodstoves and inserts are inefficient, dirty, and pollute the air inside your home and around your neighborhood... Washington County is now offering rebates of $1,500-$3,500* when you replace your old wood stove or insert...

See newsletter for other resources for replacing old wood stoves or similar heat sources.

*Some households will qualify for a FREE replacement, based on income.

Additional Items

See newsletter for more info on:

  • Events – 2017 Management and Leadership Training Conference, Community Action Partnership from January 10-13 in Long Beach, CA
  • Training and Technical Assistance – CCAP Webinar Series: Candidate Data Form (webinar recording)
  • CAPO Calendar
  • Grant Info
  • Current Job Openings
  • Current Training Opportunities

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