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March/April 2020 Newsletter – CalCAPA

California Community Action Partnership Association
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CalCAPA newsletter - March/April 2020
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Breaking News on CSBG & LIHEAP

$1 Billion in Additional CSBG Funding
We have achieved $1 billion in additional CSBG funding following our current distribution system as well as the language negotiated which includes 200% FPL and 2-year carryover.  Additionally, the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) is reporting that Congress has proposed an additional $900 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to address the COVID-19 health and economic crisis sweeping the country as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) – see the full March 25th update from NCAF.

More Important Information on the CARES Act
The CARES Act includes forgivable loans, financial support, and direct payments that are applicable to CAPs and their communities – see the full summary from Hemenway & Barnes LLP.

CalCAPA Academy

The New CalCAPA Academy is here!
CalCAPA Academy is a growing hub for training and technical assistance in California. New features for the 2020 relaunch include a streamlined process for creating new learner accounts, tons of new content, and a little edutainment on demand.

New eLearning courses are available for Community Action stakeholders including:  Staff – Program Managers – Executives – Board Members – Subcontractors.

Courses in CalCAPA Academy include information and content from:  National CAP – CAPLAW – NASCSP – NCAF – CalCAPA.

News & Updates
  • CalCAPA staff is working remotely
  • CalCAPA’s two annual events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak: Legislative Day and Annual Training Conference
  • CalCAPA will be gathering information on what's happening with California CAAs during the COVID-19 pandemic

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