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February 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

Region II RPIC Newsletter – February 2017
New York * New Jersey * Puerto Rico * U.S Virgin Islands

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Region II Information

2017 RPIC Region II: Finance, Human Resources & Leadership Conference
**DATE CHANGE** September 18 and 19

Phoebe Schimpf, Deputy Director
We are excited to announce our Director of I.T., Phoebe Schimpf, has been promoted to Deputy Director for NYSCAA...

National Partner News

National Community Action Foundation Sponsorship
The National Community Action Foundation's Legislative Conference is March 14-17, 2017. They are looking for conference sponsors...NCAF also has an option to advertise your agency or program in their event booklet.

CSBG Dear Colleague Letter FY 2017 2nd Quarter Allocations
The purpose of this message is to provide you with an update on allocations of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding during the second quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017...

Presentations from the 2017 MLTC
If you were unable to make the Partnership's 2017 Management Leadership and Training Conference last month or wanted to catch a session you had to miss, their speaker presentations are now available online.  Some of the workshop topics covered were Rural IMPACT Initiative, Bridging the Gap Between Program and Finance Staff, Using Data: Community Commons, and, Developing Your Leadership Team.

Welcome J. Janelle George
The Federal Office of Community Services appointed J. Janelle George as their new Acting Director.  As the Acting OCS Director, Ms. George will provide oversight in the areas of budget, human resources, and procurement. Her primary responsibility will be to strengthen the administrative and management support provided to each of the Office of Community Services' four divisions and six programs...

Audit Essentials: What Every Board Should Know
The Community Action Partnership's Audit Essentials: What Every Board Should Know has created an addendum to reflect changes under the Uniform Guidance.

In the News and Useful Information

The New CSBG Annual Report is Cleared, Now What?
The CSBG Annual Report received OMB Clearance on January 12, 2017. The new CSBG Annual Report marks the largest overhaul of CSBG data collection and reporting since the first comprehensive CSBG Information Survey (CSBG-IS) was developed in 1983.  On January 20, 2017, the Office of Community Services (OCS) released CSBG IM # 152 Community Services Block Grant Annual Report which details guidance on the implementation and timelines for online submission of the CSBG Annual Report...

Head Start Management Systems Wheel
The Head Start management systems wheel is a visual representation of the 12 program management, planning, and oversight systems that are critical to high-quality service delivery...

EITC Awareness Day
January 27, 2017, was Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day and our friends at CLASP put together ten reasons to love the EITC.

National Training Opportunities

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