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December 17th Newsletter – MCAP

Impact Story: First State CAA Vaccinates Delaware – Agency Spotlight: HSP of Carroll County is beneficiary of 2021 Carroll Times’ Holiday of Hope series – Community Action Tornado Relief Donations – Tips & Tools inc. Housing and Services Resource Center from HHS/HUD partnership – and more!

December 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Region I RPIC Regional Convening (Feb. 8) – Southern New England Community Action Conference: Call for conference presentations – Upcoming national T/TA webinars – national & regional events – and more!

December 13th Update – MCA

COVID Health Digital Resources (MDHHS) – Training resources from CAPLAW and the Partnership – Wayne Metro’s WAP in the news – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

DEI Insights, December 2021 – CAAP

CAAP special report: Declaring Racism as a Public Crisis – CAAP’s Statewide DEI Summit, Feb. 15-16 (keynote speaker announced & registration open)) – Leadership Barriers Hurt DIE Success (Forbes Magazine) – January is Poverty Awareness Month

December 2021 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

CAPNJ’s “Shop with a Cop/Shop with a Hero” initiative – Three NJ CAAs receive OCS Project Impact awards – PRCAA workshops – NYSCAA’s Communities of Practice – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. How Succession Planning Can Help You Compete in the Talent Market from WIPFLI – Inclusive Holiday resources – and more!

December 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Call for Southern New England Community Action Conference Presentations – For Your Calendar

December 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

CAAP announces the association’s new CEO – Member Spotlight: Lawrence County CAP’s Healthy Start Nutrition Center and Ag Lab – Blueprints voted Greene County’s Best Employment Agency & Best Overall Business – Upcoming CAAP webinars – and more!

December 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA Receives $25,000 2021 Duke Energy Foundation Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant – NC Agency News – Other News inc. NCCAA’s 12-day Spread Joy Challenge, NC community colleges offering tuition-free classes for 2020 NC high school grads – NCCAA blogs – and more!

December 3rd Newsletter – MCAP

Impact Story: Frederick CAA Turkey Distribution & COVID Vaccine Clinic – Agency Spotlight: Harford CAA receives 2021 Chamber of Commerce award – Free MCAP Master Class: MCAP Community Action Month Symposium (open for participation by CAAs in other states) – Network News – Tips & Tools – and more!

December 2021 Newsletter – SEACAA

SEACAA’s strategic wheelhouse of training webinars – Region IV agency stories – SEACAA web-based professional certification programs – Blogs and Other Thoughts – and more!

December 2021 Newsletter – ACAAA

ACAAA offering online courses & University of Arkansas discounted eVersity tuition & on-demand training to member agencies – ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!

November 2021 Newsletter – IACAA

Upcoming IACAA trainings – IACAA’s 2022 Families of Distinction Program – IACAA welcomes new Program Specialist – Content submission survey for IACAA’s 2022 Annual Conference

November 30th Update – MCA

MCA welcomes new Director of Training and Member Services – MCA issues RFP for Strategic Planning Facilitator (Dec. 10 deadline) – MCA Donation page to designate a Michigan CAA – D&I Leadership Lab: Racism: A Transformational Dialogue (The Professional Forum) – SDOH: So what’s DATA got to do with it? (MiHIN webinar) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

November 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – New NYSCAA Learn course on ACEs: Understanding N.E.A.R. Science – NY CAA Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “In a country as wealthy as the United States, no one goes hungry at Thanksgiving” – CSBG National Partner News & Resources – Additional Resources inc. The Pandemic Divide: An ALICE Analysis of National COVID Surveys – and more!

DEI Insights, November 2021 – CAAP

CAAP’s Statewide DEI Summit (Feb. 15-16) – Special CAAP DEI webinar: Daryl Davis: The Story of One Man Who Converted Hundreds of KKK Members (Dec. 7) – How to Continue Your Diversity Initiatives in 2022 (Entrepreneur magazine) – December is Universal Human Rights Month

November 2021 Newsletter – OACAA

2021 OACAA Exemplary Program Awards (Dec. 1 nomination deadline) – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – Virtual training events inc. Foundation Level Seminar Series (each Tuesday in Nov.) – Network News & Successes

November 19th Newsletter – MCAP

Ribbon cutting for Intergenerational Center (Delmarva Community Services) – Agency Spotlight: Ribbon cutting for GCCAC’s rural, scattered site mixed income family development – CAC of Howard County retiring after 32 years – Free MCAP Master Class: COVID19, Anxiety and Self Care (open for participation by CAAs in other states) – Network News – Tips & Tools

2021 Annual Conference – IN-CAA

The Indiana Community Action Association’s 2021 Annual Conference is being held on December 2nd and 3rd. Thirty-six workshops are featured under six tracks and a Recognition Luncheon is also on the schedule.

November 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

New guidance & templates for COVID-19 vaccination policies from CAPLAW – Southern New England Community Action Conference: Call for conference presentations – Upcoming national T/TA webinars – national & regional events – and more!

November 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

In memoriam for former CAC executive director – 2021 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards presented (view the ceremony & program book) – Agency Highlight: Union-Snyder CAA’s Community Needs Assessment – Upcoming CAAP webinars – and more!

November 3rd Update – MCA

EightCAP selects new president – Your nonprofit may qualify for the Employee Retention Tax Credit from Wipfli – November is Homeless Awareness Month – MCA offering online FACSPRO training – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

November 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

Community Action Impact Story from HSP of Carroll County – Agency Spotlight: Community Assistance Network – UPO volunteer wins national AARP award – Free MCAP Master Class: Addressing Health Equity: Strategies for Implementation (open for participation by CAAs in other states) – Building Movement Project seeking nonprofits to test their race equity assessment tool – Financial ed resources from Maryland Auto Insurance – and more!

November 2021 Newsletter – ACAAA

ACAAA offering online courses, University of Arkansas discounted eVersity tuition & on-demand training to member agencies – ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!

November 2021 Newsletter – MASSCAP Training Center

Info on MASSCAP’s Communities of Practice – Upcoming MTC online events (open to participation by CAAs in other states): Supporting Job Readiness in the Time of Covid-19 (Nov. 9) & Managing a Multigenerational Workforce (Nov. 10)

Family Centered Symposium (virtual) – NCCAA

The Family Centered Symposium will be held from Nov. 9-12. Topics covered include, working with families in need, parenting best practices, mental health, motivational interviewing and more. The week will conclude with a video screening and discussion related to COVID’s impact on families and strategies moving forward.

2021 Annual Report – OACAA

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies has published its 2021 annual report. A Social Media Guide has also been released with resources included to help agencies share the inspiring stories of services provided and customers supported in a year filled with unprecedented challenges.

November 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

NEW Reentry Council launches GivingFest – NC Agency News – Association News inc. Maximizing distribution events (Good360), Federal Reserve survey shows impact of pandemic on nonprofit service providers & Self-care practices for every professional (NCCAA blog) – and more!

October 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

NASCSP’s virtual event celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program – State of the Field: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being (report with lessons learned from The Aspen Institute) – MCAP’s catalog of free Master Classes – OCS guidance on CSBG under the FY2022 Continuing Resolution – and more!

October 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – NY CAA Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “ It would be expensive to hire people with disabilities” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. New Cybersecurity Self-Assessment from Community IT – Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices – and more!

DEI Insights, October 2021 – CAAP

Watch CAAP’s Community Conversation on DEI – CAAP’s first statewide DEI Summit set for Feb. 2022 – Inclusion Requires More Than Hiring Diverse Talent (Inc. Magazine) – October is National Work and Family Month

2021 Statewide Mid-Fall Hybrid Training Conference – SCACAP and SCSHSA

The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships and South Carolina State Head Start Association are co-hosting this conference, which is being held from Nov. 1-4. Several general sessions are on the agenda plus 26 workshops and an Awards, Recognition & Success Stories session.

October 2021 Newsletter – OACAA

2021 OACAA Annual Conference wrap-up – 2020 OACAA Annual Report – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – Nominations open for OACAA’s 2021 Exemplary Program Awards – Virtual training events inc. Foundation Level Seminar Series (each Tuesday in Nov.) – Network News & Successes

Agency Spotlights, October 2021 – CAAP

The Food Security Issue: Successful food drives in collaboration with local partners & the community (Center for Community Action) – Community gardens offer fresh produce in a food desert (Fayette County CAA)

2021 Annual Conference (virtual) – MinnCAP

The Minnesota Community Action Partnership’s 2021 Annual Conference will be held on October 26, 27 & 29. The conference includes nearly 30 workshop sessions, several keynote speakers and MinnCAP’s Awards ceremony.

October 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

Allegheny County’s Community Health Hub Initiative – Child Tax Credit Awareness Resources from PA DCED – Upcoming events – CAAP October webinars – and more!

October 2021 Newsletter – ACAAA

ARVAC’s Lake Point Project: A Community Action Partnership Spotlighted Initiative – NADC selects new Executive Director – Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members & ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!

October 15th Update – MCA

Recovery legislation can create a more equitable future for Michigan (op-ed co-authored by MCA executive director) – NEMCSA’s School Success Partnership highlighted in NCAP’s Center of Excellence – Wayne Metro CAA awarded $1M HUD Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration grant – Upcoming webinars – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

October 2021 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

CAPNJ’s Virtual Conference wrap-up – PRCAA workshops – Latest group completes NYSCAA’s Emerging Leaders Institute – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. 2020 reports from the U.S. Census Bureau, Update to USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan & Upcoming Wipfli virtual trainings – and more!

October 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights inc. ACE childcare center ribbon-cutting & New Opportunities opens hydroponic farm – News Items of Interest – For Your Calendar

September 2021 Newsletter – SEACAA

2021 SEACAA Annual Conference wrap-up – Region IV agency stories – SEACAA web-based professional certification programs – Commentary (NCCAA blog postings) – and more!

October 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

The Impact of COVID-19 on Low-Income Families and Communities in North Carolina (NCCAA report) – NC Agency News – Association News inc. NCCAA Fall Self-Care Challenge, NCCAA’s Case Management Certification, & Causes of Poverty and Homeless in the Female Population (NCCAA blog) – and more!

Upcoming Online Trainings – MASSCAP Training Center

Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Training and Q&A (Oct. 7) – Setting Professional Boundaries in a Changing Work Environment (Oct. 12) – In-Depth Training on OMB’s Uniform Guidance (2-parts, Oct. 18 & 20) – Employment Law and Personnel Policies Update Training (Oct. 21) – Supporting Job Readiness in the Time of Covid-19 (Nov. 9)

September 2021 Newsletter – IACAA

2021 NCAF Virtual Conference – IACAA & Rural LISC working to bring digital navigation to the Illinois network – Chicago CCAP Study Group meeting (Oct. 13) – and more!

2021 Annual Conference (hybrid) – OACAA

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2021 Annual Summer Conference is being held from Oct. 12-14. The first day features in-person meetings for executive directors only. Days two and three include virtual workshops, roundtables and an update & listening session with Ohio’s CSBG office.

2021 Human Services Conference (virtual) – MCAP

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2021 Human Services Conference from October 12-14. Several keynote speakers are featured and there will be more than 30 workshops. Scholarships are being offered (apply by Oct. 5th).

2021 Annual Conference (virtual) – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2021 Annual Conference on Oct. 6, 12 & 14. There will be keynote speakers & 8-10 workshops over two sessions each day along with a number of affinity groups.

September 2021 Newsletter – SCACAP

The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships celebrates Parent and Family Engagements for the 2020-2021 program year. SCACAP provides services to thirteen (13) childcare centers in nine (9) rural counties.

September 2021 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA accepting nominations for 2021 Exemplary Program Awards – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – IMPACT CA honored with local award for pandemic efforts – 2021 OACAA Annual Conference (Oct. 12-14) – Foundation Level Seminar Series (each Tuesday in Nov.) – Network News & Successes

DEI Insights, September 2021 – CAAP

CAAP’s Community Action Conversation on DEI (Sept. 28) – Understanding Gender Pronouns and Why We Use Them (CAAP DEI Quick Clip) – CAAP is here to help agencies expand DEI Initiatives

Agency Spotlights, September 2021 – CAAP

Client success stories: From Mexico To York, PA: Anayancy’s Dream to Become Independent (Community Progress Council) – CARES Rent Relief PHFA Program: Undergoing cancer treatment while choosing between paying bills and expenses like school photos is a reality for some people during COVID-19 (Central Susquehanna Opportunities)

Upcoming Webinars in October – MASSCAP Training Center

Massachusetts Association for Community Action is offering the following two webinars: Setting Professional Boundaries in a Changing Work Environment (Oct. 12) and Supporting Job Readiness in the Time of Covid-19 (Oct. 27).

September 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Searchable Community Action Showcase from the Partnership – COVID-19 updated resources from CAPLAW & the Partnership– Upcoming national T/TA webinars – National & regional events

September 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

CSBG reauthorization introduced (NCAF announcement) – Agency for Community Empowerment of NEPA launches Workforce Initiative Program – Upcoming events – CAAP September webinars – and more!

September 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights inc. Powerful mural on CRT building to honor women’s leaders – News Items of Interest – CAA Community Events in CT CAAs involved with vaccine clinics & UniteCT bus – National & Regional Events

September 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

Impact Story: Montgomery County Community Advocacy Institute graduate visits the White House to discuss CTC – Grand opening of CAC’s Bauder Education Center – GCCAC’s Family Development Credential program – 2021 Virtual MCAP Human Services Conference (Oct. 12-14) – Network News – Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits from the National Council of Nonprofits – Racism and the Economy: Housing from the Federal Reserve Bank – and more!

2021 Annual Conference – SEACAA

The Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies 2021 annual conference is being held from Sept. 14-17 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Pre-conference events include a Poverty Symposium, new executive administrator orientation and SEACAA’s Jimmie Samuel Day of Service. Conference highlights include keynote speakers, a variety of workshops & presentations and the 2021 SEACAA Awards Program. A Board Summit is also being held from Sept. 17-18.

September 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA announces recent staff changes – NC Agency News inc. spotlight on NCCAA Healthy Homes Initiative – Association News inc. VirtualCAP RoundUP article on NCCAA Fellows program & NCCAA team in JFCAC’s Virtual Race Across America (Sept. 4-11) – and more!

August 2021 Newsletter – IACAA

Upcoming CAPLAW trainings – Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) is back with study groups in Chicago & St. Louis – Q&A with Project NOW’s new Executive Director – Illinois CAA job openings

August 2021 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA releases its 2021 State of Poverty report – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – 2021 OACAA Annual Conference (Oct. 12-14) – Network News & Successes

August 18th Update – MCA

Access being provided to MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference session recordings & material – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum (Sept. 30) – Upcoming webinars – COVID-19 resources – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

Agency Spotlights, August 2021 – CAAP

Client success story from Northern Tier CAC: ESG program helps mother living in shed to escape domestic violence – Supports for Success program success stories with videos from Allegheny County DHS

2021 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with the Strategic Research Group, has released its 2021 State of Poverty in Ohio Report. New this year is Ohio’s Well-Being Dashboard, which examines socioeconomic and poverty indicators of each county and compares them to the overall state data. An SoP#21 Toolkit provides ready-to-use infographics, sample social media posts, customizable press release templates, design elements, and more.

DEI Insights, August 2021 – CAAP

CAAP’s Community Action Conversation on DEI (Sept. 28) – Easy-to-digest framework to help leaders understand the impacts of racism – DEI initiatives threatened as critical race theory debate escalates – CAAP is here to help agencies expand DEI Initiatives

2021 NY State Poverty Report

Poverty data for New York State and County Profiles: Poverty Rate – Education & Poverty – Employment & Poverty – Health & Poverty – Gender & Poverty Race & Poverty

August 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

SLHDA’s new agency name & mission statement – CAAP DEI Quick Clip: What are Microaggressions? – Upcoming events – CAAP August webinars – and more!

August 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights inc. CRT’s Tee Off with Women event – News Items of Interest – CAA Community Events – National & Regional Events

August 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

CADA Executive Director retires after 38-years of service with CADA – NC Agency News inc. successful NCCAA Big Pop Event in Charlotte – Network News inc. What does it take to escape poverty? (NCCAA blog posting) – SDOH: Oral Health – and more!

August 2021 Newsletter – ACAAA

ACAAA’s new Learning Management Systems offers courses to member agencies – CRDC selects new Executive Director – Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members & ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!

August 2021 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

CAPNJ Jazz Fest (Sept. 18) – 2021 New York State Poverty Report – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (CDC & HHS OMH), Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Charitable Nonprofit (Nat’l Council of Nonprofits) – and more!

July 2021 Newsletter – SCACAP

SCACAP celebrates Administrative Professional Day – SCACAP launches Employee Recognition Program – Local CAA Spotlights – SCACAP EHS-CCP & Board Governance updates – Statewide Job Openings and Hiring – SCACAP awarded $100K For Vaccine Equity & Access – SC’s new CCAPs – and more!

July 2021 Newsletter – IACAA

SB265 expands access to and improves Illinois Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP) – IACAA Family & Community Development Recertification Training – IACAA’s plans for 2021 professional development efforts – Illinois CAA job openings – Q&A with MCCA’s new Executive Director

July 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – NYSCAA & NYSWDA’s 2021 Annual Conference being held virtually in October 2021 – New York State Poverty Report – Agency Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “Poor people don’t have to pay for a gym to stay fit and active” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Fact Check on Delta Variant – 2020 Fair Housing Trends Report – Making the Case for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Charitable Nonprofits – and more!

July 27th Update – MCA

Full program & featured speakers for MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference (Aug. 8-10) – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum (Sept. 30) – Upcoming webinars – Online ceremony for 34 graduates of MCA’s Leadership Development Institute – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

2021 Virtual Summer Conference – MCA

Michigan Community Action’s 2021 summer conference is being held from August 10–12. An opening speaker is scheduled for each day and 18 workshop sessions are being offered over the three day event.

DEI Insights, July 2021 – CAAP

Declares racism a public health crisis (access related resources) – CAAP launches new web pages to support DEI – CAAP DEI Quick Clip: What are Microaggressions? – Results of CAAP survey: DEI training needs – CAAP’s Community Action Conversation on DEI (Sept. 28)

July 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Preparing CAA Boards for Emergency Governance & Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations from CAPLAW – Promoting Emergency Broadband Benefits from the Partnership – CSBG CARES resources – Upcoming national T/TA webinars – National & regional events

July 2021 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign (monthly gift card drawing) – 2021 OACAA Annual Conference (Oct. 12-14) – OACAA holding Community Action Leadership Training (Aug. 2021) – Network News & Successes inc. CAA CEO featured in Career + Lifestyle Magazine & CAC offering leadership development workshop

2020 Annual Report – MinnCAP

The Minnesota Community Action Partnership has published its 2020 annual report, which reflects the efforts, results and impacts of Minnesota’s Community Action Network.

2020 Annual Report – CAFCA

The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2020 annual report to highlight the work of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies.

2020 Annual Report – NYSCAA

The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2020 annual report to highlight the work of the association.

July 14th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Continuing importance of CAA programs helping to stabilize lives beyond the pandemic – MA FY22 Budget prioritizes needs of the most vulnerable – Making a Difference: VITA program helps woman pay for professional recertification fee – and more!

July 14th Update – MCA

Full program & keynote speakers for MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference (Aug. 8-10) – NEUAC seeking LIHEAP stories – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum (Sept. 30) – Community Action Board Governance Training (webinar – pick from six dates in August) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

July 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA encouraging donations to local CAAs to combat problems associated with the pandemic – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – Network News inc. CADA appoints new Executive Director & postings by NCCAA Communications Fellows – SDOH: Housing – and more!