Michigan Community Action
MCA Weekly Update – June 22, 2020
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- OLHSA Issues Statement On Racism & Community Action, WHMI
- Connect Detroit awarded $50,000 grant to help bring grow Detroit's young talent workforce readiness program online for summer 2020
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency’s CARES Relief & Recovery Services funds online platform and technology to keep youth safe and employed during COVID-19.
- Michigan Eviction Diversion and Rental Assistance extended through June 30 and Gov. Whitmer is indicating that she is going to sign the supplemental budget passed by the legislature this week that dedicates $60 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Funds towards rental assistance and eviction diversion.
- MCA's Census contracts to be extended until October 31, 2020
Michigan Non-Profit Association offers Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Assessment
MNA designed this tool to help nonprofit organizations assess their current status and future progress on the journey to make these values a reality.
The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation
Webinar series from the American Public Health Association about racism's impact on health and disparities. Includes a free downloadable, webinar guide, three-part series webinar recordings, and slides.
- Community Action Statewide Association Statements on Racial Injustice, Virtual CAP updated listing
- Michigan lawmakers want to declare racism a public health crisis, MLive
- Is racism a public health crisis? Some community health leaders think so, Holland Sentinel
- Ingham leaders pledge to label racism a public health crisis, MSN
- Community Action Network COVID-19 Town Hall, CAP/CAPLAW/NASCSP/NCAF June 29
- Making a Clean Energy Future an Equitable One, Community Action Partnership, June 29
- Voter Registration & Community Action: Rules, Regulations, and Effective Strategies for Voter Engagement, Community Action Partnership, July 16
- Eviction Diversion: Guidance for HARAs and CAAs, MSHDA-mandatory for HARA (Housing Assessment and Resources Agencies), June 23
- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MSHDA Eviction Diversion Webinar Recording and related material
Grants for Grassroots Groups Addressing Environmental Justice
Center for Health, Environment and Justice – CHEJ's Small Grants Program helps grassroots, community organizing groups build leadership, increase capacity, and provide training and education. The program is designed to especially reach people from low-wealth communities and communities of color who are impacted by environmental harm – learn more (July 17 deadline to apply).
EEOC Gives Thumbs-Down to Mandatory Antibody Testing for Employees
As businesses evaluate whether and how to reopen their doors, some employers have considered mandatory antibody testing for employees. "Not so fast," said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently – read the full article from Venable LLP.
COVID-19 Reopening Toolkit from Lenawee County Health Department
Download the COVID-19 Reopening Toolkit
- Take care of your staff’s mental health during COVID-19, Journal of Accountancy
- New to Working Remotely? These Resources Can Help, LinkedIn Learning and Development Posts
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