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March/April 2019 Newsletter – CalCAPA

California Community Action Partnership Association
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CalCAPA Newsletter - March/April 2019
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Letter from CalCAPA Executive Director

Topics covered include bill to reauthorize Federal CSBG legislation, CalCAPA’s training initiatives and needs assessment survey, CalCAPA Legislative event and visits to local CA CAAs.

Training & Technical Assistance

CalCAPA Academy
The CalCAPA Academy is a new learning management system tailored specifically for the needs of California CAAs.

CalCAPA Connect
CalCAPA Connect is the communication hub for California CAAs featuring conversations about boards, ROMA, programs, sharing successes and much more!

Network Needs Assessment Survey Update
CalCAPA’s needs assessment survey is a mechanism to receive feedback and recommendations for association member benefits, T&TA resources, communication preferences and more.

Region IX Pathways to Excellence Training
Pathways to Excellence
June 24-25 in Bakersfield, CA

Nationally Certified ROMA Implementer Training
June 11-12 in Sacramento, CA
CalCAPA is offering 24 scholarships for ROMA Implementer Certification in 2019 to qualifying California-based community action agencies – more info.

New Models to Accelerate Agency Priorities
Many CAAs see the need to diversify funding, develop innovative models, and strengthen their approach to acquiring increasingly competitive grants; but few know where to start.  As part of its mission to move society forward, Darwin, a national center for social impact, has dedicated two years to analyzing these challenges.  After working with CAAs nationwide, their research strategists have developed scalable models for capacity-strapped agencies to make progress on these issues – learn more about these breakthrough innovations.

Other Items

  • 2019 RPIC IX Conference from September 16-18 in Honolulu, HI
  • H.R. 1695 CSBG Reauthorization Bill – see highlights
  • Census 2020 – California has the largest number of people that are considered hard-to-count, about eight million.  These people are equivalent to 11 Congressional districts.  Overview of the work by the California Complete Count Committee to encourage participation in the Census.
  • James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards – Each year, the James Irvine Foundation recognizes individuals who are advancing breakthrough solutions to critical issues facing California.  Each recipient’s organization receives $250,000, and the Foundation helps them share their solutions with policymakers and peers – more info.
  • 2019 CalCAPA Legislative Breakfast & Conference, May 13-15 in Sacramento, CA
  • Upcoming events – see newsletter for listing

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