New York State Community Action Association
NYSCAA newsletter - June 2021
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A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO
I am excited to announce that the Call for Proposals for NYSCAA and NYSWDA's 2021 Annual Conference is currently available. The conference will be held virtually on October 6th, 12th, & 14th...
Other items: (1) NASCSP has published the 2018 CSBG National Performance Update [scroll down]. This is the first national report based on the data collected from Modules 1-4 of the CSBG Annual Report and (2) NYSCAA welcomes new board members.
Additional featured items
- Call for Proposals for NYSCAA & NYSWDA's 2021 Annual Conference being held virtually on Oct. 6th, 12th, & 14th
- 2021 New York State Poverty Report
- 4th Annual Meeting of the Minds hosted by Community Action Angels New York, Sept. 14-15
- Action for a Better Community challenged their staff to put a design twist on the Huggy Heart during Community Action Month
- Oswego County Opportunities Cancer Prevention in Action program has recognized the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau County Parks and Recreation department as a “Community Champion” for its efforts to raise awareness of skin cancer and the importance of sun safety – read the news article.
- Tompkins Community Action's 2021 Victory Garden Project was a success!
MYTH: Homosexuality is a choice. – FALSE!
FACT: Homosexuality is caused by factors such as genetics and the biology of brain development.
Read about this and other commonly misrepresented LGBTQ+ myths from the Strong Family Alliance: Myths That Stigmatize LGBTQ People.
- Spread the Word About the New Emergency Broadband Benefit and New American Rescue Plan Benefits for Families, Community Action Partnership
- Racism and Health Equity in Community Action webinar, Community Action Partnership, June 30
- Resources to Promote the Importance of Getting Vaccinated, Community Action Partnership
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- Essential Worker Scholarship, NYS Office of Children and Family Services
- Recognizing Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, Administration for Children and Families – The IRS has launched a simplified online tool that will allow families not automatically enrolled in the program because they did not have to file taxes last year to receive the Child Tax Credit
- How resident-led advocacy in Rochester, N.Y. is creating a more playful city, Brookings
- Essential or Expendable?: How Human Services Supported Communities Through COVID-19 and Recommendations to Support an Equitable Recovery, Human Services Council
- Coping with COVID (new emotional support resources), NY Project Hope
- Deadline for Coverage in 2021 Extended!, New York State of Health
- Stronger to Serve 2021 Wipfli Virtual Training Experience, Wipfli, July 26-30