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October 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

CAAP Update – October 2021
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Community Health Hub Initiative

The Children's Hilltop Health Hub
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, a public Community Action Agency, used its Community Services Block Grant to collaborate with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and create a pediatric, community-based health hub in an existing family center. Known as the Children's Hilltop Health Hub, it serves the underserved and at-risk neighborhoods of Hilltop...

Child Tax Credit Awareness Resources

PA DCED has shared resources with PA Community Action in response to the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan, which provides the largest Child Tax Credit and historic relief to the most working families ever.  As of July 15th, most families are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. The Child Tax Credit will help all families toward success.  Low-income families with children are eligible for this crucial tax relief – including those who have not made enough money to be required to file taxes but many are unaware that they are eligible..

Access CTC Tax Credit Awareness Resources on CAAP's Agency Resources Page.

Additional Items
CAAP October Webinars
  • Building Partnerships for Supporting Community Initiatives, Management Track, Oct. 7
  • Board Needs- Assessment & Application, Governance Track, Oct. 14
  • Managing Federal Funds 101, Oct. 21, Fiscal Track
  • Positive Employee Relations, Oct. 28, 10/28/21: Human Resources Track
  • Addressing Racial Microaggressions, Oct. 29, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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