Harford CAA’s new mobile outreach vehicle – MCAP Rescue and Relief Act Webinar Series & Toolkits – MCAP Community Action Month Symposium (May 26-27) – Tips & Tools inc. Multicomponent intervention recommendations to increase appropriate vaccinations & Critical Time Intervention for Rapid Re-Housing Resource Page – Worthwhile Webinars – and more!
The 2021 Region X Conference will be held from May 18-20. Several keynote speakers and plenary sessions are featured as well as 12 workshops under four tracks.
NCCAA Annual Conference (May 11-14, virtual) – NC Agency News, Publications and Features inc. NCCAA distributes more than 40,000 Amazon products & SDOH: Food Insecurity – Funding Opportunities – and more!
New ACAAA Professional Development Director – Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members & ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!
CT CAAs offering free tax preparation through VITA – Community Action Highlights inc. New Opportunities, Inc. appoints new CEO with James Gatling retiring after 42 years & TEAM, Inc.’s press conference with Cong. Rosa DeLauro and CT. Lt. Governor – News Items of Interest inc. Benefits cliff could be issue with CT’s minimum wage hike – National & Regional Events
The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is holding its 50th Anniversary Conference from May 3-4. An opening speaker is featured as well as 24 workshops under six tracks and a 50th Anniversary Video & Panel Discussion.
The North Carolina Community Action Association’s 2021 Annual Conference is being held virtually from May 11-14. Two keynote addresses are scheduled along with an Equity Starts Here panel discussion, a variety of workshops, NCCAA’s Annual Awards Program and more! Pre-conference events include ROMA training and NCCAA’s Board Summit.
Announcements inc. COVID Relief Fund helps get running water into homes of rural low-income residents – Managing Conflict in the Workplace webinar (April 20) – COVID-19 Resources inc. PPE to prevent spread of COVID-19 are tax deductible – Technology Resources from TechSoup – DEI Resource: Practice Transformation Resources (Community Action Partnership) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University
CAAP CEO Susan Moore retiring on April 30 – New executive director for CACLV – HUD’s Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program (May 4 deadline to apply) – Software app for processing rental assistance – PA law provides free IDs to the homeless – RISE PA: Statewide tool to connect people with critical services – CAAP Education Webinars – and more!
Read CAFCA’s interviews with four CAA executive directors covering favorite women role models, advice for women & girls, biggest challenges faced by women today and more!
A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – Upcoming NYSCAA/DOS virtual regional meetings – Agency Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “Gender inequality is not a big issue for developed countries like the U.S.” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Urban Institute report on Young People and Tax Credits – and more!
The Connecticut Association for Community Action is soliciting proposals for non-profit Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) services from expert, independent, certified individuals/firms. Proposals due by April 22, 2021.
$43K from Anthem Foundation for SCCAP’s Thriving Connections program – CAA staff member appointed to Indiana statewide board – Pace CAA holds swag event to build awareness of its services – Three CAAs featured in IHCDA Magazine inc. cover story on CAPE CEO’s successful leadership for nearly four decades – and more!
$100K New Venture Fund 2020 Project grant to MACAA – HCCT Spotlight from each RPIC IV-A state – RPIC IV-A ROMA Next Gen cohorts in April & May – and more!
GCAA Annual Training Conference (July12-16) – COVID-19 vaccine factsheets – HCCT Spotlight: Coastal Plain Area CAA’s successful Men 4 Men Fatherhood Program – Factors Influencing Housing Decisions Among Low-Income Families (Annie E. Casey Foundation) – and more!
Announcements inc. new executive director for Saginaw Co. CAC – Managing Conflict in the Workplace webinar (April 20) – COVID-19 Resources inc. COVID-19 Vaccine Facts (infographic) – DEI Resources (Community Action Partnership’s Equity Summit, April 19-21) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University
BCOC partnerships for housing assistance & Wheels2Work – CAPLANC’s Parents as Teachers program adapts to virtual engagement with families – PCSI’s Pardon Hub
OACAA surveying members on attending in-person events – Upcoming events inc. professional development courses from OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs – Network News & Successes inc. IMPACT Community Action’s significant efforts with eviction prevention assistance – and more!
Employer Operations In a Pandemic & Beyond (CAPLAW webinar, March 17) – Funding the Vision! How Integrating Fiscal, Program and Agency Planning Staff Leads to Success (RPIC I virtual panel discussion) – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events
Increased importance of CAA programs helping to stabilize lives during the pandemic – MASSCAP’s FY22 Public Policy Priorities – Making a Difference: MA CAA’s VITA program helps single mother open daycare business – and more!
Announcements – Webinars inc. MCA’s Social & Racial Justice Team webinar series – Grant/Funding Opportunities – DEI Resources (Health Equity, Place and Race with Dr. Georges Benjamin) – MCA partnership with Capella University
Massachusetts Association for Community Action is holding an April 29th online training session on Using Creativity and Self-Awareness for Effective Team Leadership.
Learn about ICAA’s ELITE program and access ELITE resources from the Community Action Partnership.
Quote for the Month – MCAP’s successful virtual Community Action Day & 2021 legislative priorities – MCAP Events inc. two new Master E-Courses – Tips & Tools inc. Getting Your Message Across with the Effective Communications Checklist from MDRC – Worthwhile Webinars – and more!
2021 NCCAA Annual Conference (Virtual), May 10-14 – NCCAA ED Sharon Goodson recognized as the Carolina Hurricanes’ Hero of the Game – NC Agency News – SDOH: Housing – Funding Opportunities – and more!
Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!
CAFCA COVID PSA – CT CAAs offering energy assistance & free tax preparation (press releases) – Community Action Highlights inc. CAFCA op-ed advocating for $5m for flexible Client Support Fund – News Items of Interest – National & Regional Events
The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships and South Carolina State Head Start Association are co-hosting this conference being held from March 30 – April 2. A number of plenary sessions are on the agenda plus 20 workshops and an Awards Recognition Gala.
Blueprints receives top award of $25K Charity of Excellence from community foundation – High Quality Early Childhood Education and Homeless Children (PEC report with more than 50 recommendations) – PA Unites Against COVID (PA DOH website) – CACLV’s CADCA receives $3.9M to help inner-city youth thrive – CAAP Education Tracks have begun – and more!
IACAA Families of Distinction Awards nomination process – IACAA’s March training calendar – 2021 IACAA Virtual Conference (May 3-4) – Updated OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 in the Workplace – 2021 Illinois WAP trainings – New OHS Director announced
Monthly Myth Series: “Slavery was limited only to the southern United States” – NYSCAA’s 2021 Emerging Leaders Institute – Agency Highlights inc. SCAP’s Long Story Short campaign & Black History Month Spotlight on founder & first executive director of CAOWNY – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Interactive map by Congressional district of workers that would be affected by national $15 minimum wage (EPI) & Facing the Facts about Housing Injustice will Help Pave the Way to Racial Equality (Urban Institute) – and more!
SCACAP Staff Training Retreat & First Grant Writers’ Circle Project – Former OCAB Youth Leadership Program participant now serving in the Biden administration – SCACAP EHS-CCP update – 2021 SCACAP & SC State Head Start Association (Virtual) Spring Training Conference (March 30 – April 2) – and more!
Lots of new features on IN-CAA’s & IIWF’s new websites – IIWF policy priorities gaining traction in the IN General Assembly – 2021 IN-CAA training calendar – Pace CAA monthly ‘Happy Hour’ Zoom calls – Brightpoint COVID-19 Development Fund for small businesses – IIWF weekly ‘Inside the Statehouse” Zoom sessions – and more!
Announcements – Webinars inc. MCA’s Social & Racial Justice Team webinar series – COVID-19 Resources (MI Interim COVID-19 Strategy Guidelines) – DEI Resources (MI Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine) – MCA partnership with Capella University
Stories of the progress, successes and impact our PA CAAs are having, both in response to Covid-19 and to the challenges our individual neighbors & communities face each day
New CSBG Annual Report Tools from NASCSP – Virtual Dialogue: The Phases of Collective Impact recording from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events
The Maryland Community Action Partnership’s 2021 Community Action Virtual Advocacy Day is being held to share how Community Action Agencies across the state are impacting low-income individuals and families.
The Rhode Island Association of Community Action Agencies is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants to prepare and complete a statewide policy brief and Community Needs Assessment. Proposals due by March 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM EST.
The Iowa Community Action Association, in partnership with SparkPoint, is excited to offer a new bi-monthly series designed to provide a deep-dive into areas of leadership effectiveness for all current and future leaders. Develop yourself, engage in your leadership journey, and harness your professional impact by attending one session or the entire series. The first session is being held on February 19.
Quote for the Month – UCAP’s Success: Shepherd’s Cove Shelter for Women and Children – MCAP Events inc. 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day (Feb. 24) – Worthwhile Webinars – Tips & Tools inc. Racial Equity Toolkit from NAEH to evaluate the vaccination process & Nonprofit e-book from Wipfli on how nonprofits can respond, recover and revitalize from COVID-19
Announcements – Webinars inc. MCA’s Social & Racial Justice Team webinar series – COVID-19 Resources – DEI Resources inc. MI COIVD Symptoms app & Vaccine materials for minority audiences – Ideas & activities for Black History Month
SCCAP CEO appointed board chair for WellSpan Health – Reflections on February as Black History Month – Results of PA CARES Rent Relief – PA DHS releases Racial Equity Report featuring areas of focus for DHS – CAAP hosting monthly education webinars under five tracks in lieu of an annual conference – In Memorium: E. Phillip McKain, former CAAP & local CAA ED – and more!
CT CAAs Offering Free Tax Preparation Assistance: Over 10,000 people filed at CAAs last year – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – National & Regional Events
Affordable Care Act enrollment reopens – Region IV SA & CAA news – SEACAA web-based professional certification programs – Region IV collaborates on Racial Equity 2030 grant proposal – Video of keynote speaker from SEACAA’s Fall Conference – COVID Response and Resources – and more!
RPIC Region II News – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Kids, Families and COVID-19 (AECF) and How Racism Can Affect Child Development (Harvard Center on the Developing Child), One-Third of Rural Counties Lack a Pharmacy Listed in Coronavirus Vaccination Plan (The Rural Blog) – and more!
Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members – Free webinars by topic – and more!
NCCAA Pop Up event serves over 1,000 cars: Almost $1M received in financial or in-kind donations – NCCAA’s coffee blend supports people in need – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!
IACAA’s February/March training calendar – Call for Speakers/Session Topics for IACAA Virtual Conference (May 2021) – 2021 Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program trainings – IACAA’s statewide subscription to VirtualCAP RoundUP – and more!
2021 OACAA Exemplary Program Awardees – CEOGC rebrands as Step Forward – Nathan Keirns is the new CEO of LEADS, Inc. – and more!
Inside the Statehouse weekly Zoom calls from IN-CAA’s Indiana Institute for Working Families – IN CAA success stories – NWICA hosts first virtual conference with huge success – Upcoming INCAA trainings – INCAA’s statewide subscription to VirtualCAP RoundUP – IIWF Twitter chat on #paidleave – and more!
Letter from NYSCAA CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “No one in the United States goes hungry” – Agency Highlights inc. Saratoga County EOC new name is LifeWorks Community Action & Thomas U. Kim is CAOWNY’s new President & CEO – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Kids, Families and COVID-19 (AECF), Resources to Support Young Children in the Wake of the Violent Mob in the US Capitol, (NHSA) and How Racism Can Affect Child Development (Harvard Center on the Developing Child) – and more!
2021 Management and Leadership Training Conference, Community Action Partnership (Feb. 3-5) – 2021 Winter Training Conference, NASCSP (March 8-12) – VirtualCAP RoundUP: A Unique Community Action Network Resource with PA DCED for providing each PA CAA with a subscription to RoundUP
Supporting Job Readiness in the Time of COVID-19 (Feb. 11) – Using Creativity and Self-Awareness for Effective Team Leadership (March 24) – Other training & resources from MTC upon request – Upcoming virtual events from the Community Action Partnership plus others on Opioid Overdose Prevention, Workforce Development, and Food Insecurity.
Announcements – War on Poverty Celebration Training, Berneitha McNair Consulting (Jan. 25-29 daily sessions) – COVID-19 Resources – DEI Resources inc. Brookings Institute looking for partners for effort to find solutions for housing devaluation in Black-majority neighborhoods (up to $1M in prize funds) – 7 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Your Office from Nine to Five
Stories of the progress, successes and impact our PA CAAs are having, both in response to Covid-19 and to the challenges our individual neighbors & communities face each day
Community Action’s Response to COVID-19 (report from the Community Action Partnership) – Community Action’s Response to COVID-19 (updated video series from CAPLAW) – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events
New York CAAs have been creatively adapting their services and programs to meet expanding customer needs and working to build the resilience of their communities. NYSCAA has compiled stories and accounts of the ways CAAs have been meeting community needs.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2021 Virtual Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 25-29. The conference includes daily plenary sessions, workshops under five focused tracks and roundtable sessions. Political commentator, comedian and writer John Fugelsang will be the closing speaker.
Partnership MLTC Conference (Feb. 3-5) – NASCSP Winter Training Conference (March 8-12) – VirtualCAP RoundUP subscription provided to each CAA in PA by DCED
Announcements – Generations in the Workplace (Jan. 19 webinar hosted by MCA’s Social and Racial Justice Team) – Apps that Address Food Insecurity (Feb 3 online demo event from TechSoup) – COVID-19 Resources inc. vaccine guidance for employers – National Day of Racial Healing (Jan. 19 – see template for creating Racial Healing and Racial Equity Proclamations) – and more!
UPO’s Digital Equity Forum (virtual event on Jan. 14) – Voices from the Field: COVID-19 and Recession Surveys, Interviews, and Data from NAEH – Humane Housing and COVID-19 from Community Commons – UPO’s Annual MLK Jr. Memorial Breakfast (virtual event) with Sen. Cory Booker as keynote speaker (Jan. 15) – Strengthening the Executive Team from Bridgespan (online program) – and more!
Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest inc. Largest Increase in U.S. Poverty Recorded in 2020 (Forbes article) – Community Events – National & Regional Events
ACAAA news inc. Quality Improvement Training for CAA staff – Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members – Free webinars – and more!
NCCAA Pop Up events to get essential supplies to families – NCCAA’s coffee blend supports people in need – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – SDOH: Food Insecurity in NC – Funding Opportunities – and more!
Year-end letter from NYSCAA CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “Everyone looks forward to the holiday season” – Agency Highlights inc. Action for a Better Community’s virtual signature conference series: Racism is a Public Health Crisis – Attacking the 2 Pandemics (Jan. 14, 21 & 28) – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Humane Housing and COVID-19 from Community Commons – and more!
Presentations and recordings from the 2020 Fall NECAP Symposium – Complete a short survey to let the Community Action Partnership know how your CAA is responding to the pandemic – Upcoming & past national T&TA opportunities
2021 OACAA Virtual Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 25-29) inc. workshop schedule & registration – OH CAA news items inc. Ohio CAA efforts through $50M Home Relief Grant
Announcements inc. MCA encourages its member to apply to serve on MI bi-partisan commission to educate the public on COVID-19 vaccine – MCA’s Social and Racial Justice Team training series (3rd Tues. of each month, Jan-April) – COVID-19 vaccine facts & FAQs – Resources on blocking mobile attacks & social engineering red flags – National Day of Racial Healing (Jan. 19) – and more!
Call for Speakers/Content Submission Survey for IACAA Virtual Conference (May 2021) – IACAA’s January/February training calendar – CAPLAW’s COVID-19 web resources – 2021 Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program trainings
RPIC Region II news – Monthly Myth Series: “Poverty is only located in cities” – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. State-level data on child welfare from Child Trends – and more!
IN-CAA’s Indiana Institute for Working Families urges increased predatory lending protections during the pandemic – Life Skills Program success story from Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs – CAPWI receives grant for remote vehicle starters for its Mobility for Area Citizens program – REAL Services initiates computer classes for foster grandparents – and more!
Expressions of gratitude from Missouri CAN team members – Missouri CAN’s efforts to promote moratoriums on utility disconnections – COVID-19 resources and information – and more!
ACAAA news inc. Terry Bearden named ACAAA executive director & Quality Improvement Training for CAA staff – Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members – Free webinars – and more!
2020 NECAP Fall Virtual Symposium (Dec. 8 & 9) – Community Action Highlights inc. HRA of New Britain’s new executive director & Tribute to CT Community Action leader – News Items of Interest inc. Rethinking the Poverty Measure – Community Events – National & Regional Events
Virtual celebration of CAAs 55th anniversary (Dec. 8) – COVID-19 winter planning resources for homeless system response – Investing in Future Leaders & Achieving Strategic Clarity: Online programs from Bridgespan with scholarship pool for nonprofits led by leaders of color (Dec. 15 deadline) – Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program grants (Feb 5 deadline) – Addressing Health Equity (MCAP online course) – Next Gen Community Action Leadership Training – and more!
The New England Community Action Partnership is holding its Fall Virtual Symposium on December 8-9. Join your colleagues for this interactive, two-day event as we discuss the role of Community Action in the social justice movement, health disparities, crisis planning, and more!
NCCAA’s NEW Grounds Coffee: The perfect holiday gift – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NCCAA news inc. NCCAA’s Hurricane Recovery Plan & Disaster Recovery Packet – SDOH: What Does It Mean for Community Action – Funding Opportunities – and more!
CalCAPA selects David Knight as executive director (press release & video on why David wanted to join CalCAPA) – COVID Impacts on Customers in the Energy Sector (workshop recording & material) – CalCAPA Affinity Groups – and more!
Monthly Myth Series: “Poverty is only located in cities” – NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8) & Video highlighting work of NY CAA during the pandemic – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. State-level data on child welfare from Child Trends & NY Online Learning Library for Community Action – and more!
Announcements – CAAs in the news – Upcoming events including two free on-demand tech presentations – Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope (MCA book recommendation) – Guidance on interim rule requiring COVID-19 vaccine insurance coverage requirement – Employer payroll tax credits available for COVID-219 relief
OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
The Florida Association for Community Action is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants to perform comprehensive training for all Weatherization Assistance Program providers in the state of Florida. The Department of Economic Opportunity contracts with 18 local agencies to deliver the WAP to all 67 counties in Florida. Proposals due by December 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.
Announcements inc. post-election wrap-ups – Work from home resources – Upcoming webinars – 2B Inclusive Diversity Leadership Academy – Protecting workers in traditional office settings
The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2020 Virtual Annual Conference on Dec. 1, 3 & 8. There will be keynote speakers & 8-10 workshops over two sessions each day and a number of affinity groups/roundtables.
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. 30 – Dec. 4. A number of plenary sessions are on the agenda plus 44 workshops and an Awards, Recognition & Success Stories session.
Community Action Agencies are directly helping people impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are some of the countless stories from Missouri’s Community Action Agencies. An online submission form is used to help agencies showcase meaningful work done to help individuals, children, and families during these challenging times.
Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on the importance of voting and engaging with elected leaders and political processes – United in Purpose: Upcoming training to introduce new employees to the history, vision and values of Community Action – Missouri CAN Legislative Relationship Survey (coming soon) – Missouri CAN online submission form for COVID-19 successes & innovative stories from MO CAAs – and more!
SCACAP’s efforts for National Head Start Awareness Month – Spotlight on Waccamaw EOC: WEOC CEO on panel for Virtual Summit hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta & WEOC featured in Designing Better Programs to Support Young Parent Families hosted by the Community Action Partnership – SCACAP EHS-CCP update – 2020 SCACAP & SC State Head Start Association (Virtual) Mid-Fall Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – and more!
ACAAA news inc. Arkansas CAAs to begin Arkansas Fresh Start rental assistance program on Nov. 9 – Free webinars – and more!
Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events
Articles on being effective working from home – 2020 SEACAA Annual Virtual Conference(Nov. 3-6) – Region IV SA & CAA News – SEACAA web-based certification programs – COVID Response and Resources – and more!
View video of the kickoff event. The campaign will include digital advertising on Google and Facebook and billboards highlighting the fact that heating help is here for those in need.
Reflections on Sargent Shriver from 2020 NCCAA Annual Conference – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!
Announcements – MI CAAs in the News – 2020 Michigan Cybersecurity Conference (Nov. 12) – Crisis Toolkit to assist people experiencing various sorts of hard times – Microsoft remote work resources – and more!
Virtual Summit: Stronger Together: Building an Energy Efficiency Workforce (Nov. 6) – Upcoming IACAA webinars – IACAA’s 2020 Virtual Conference survey – and more!
Ohio CAAs receive CARES Act funding for rent, mortgages, water & sewer – OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
Hoosier women sound the alarm on the economic impacts of COVID-19 (IIWF surveys & interviews) – Fall/Winter IN-CAA trainings – Pace CAA holds “Swag Bag” event – Hoosier Uplands receives $50K for affordable housing construction/rehab – CAPWI thanks its long-term employees
Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “Benefits and assistance programs are available to too many people and are too generous” – NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8) & Video highlighting work of NY CAA during the pandemic – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. COVID ActNow with state and county-level data & NY Online Learning Library for Community Action – and more!
Join Michigan Community Action on Nov. 2nd for a special online screening of “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” followed by an empowering facilitated discussion and invitation to action. This free Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training is open to participation from all states. Please forward this invitation widely to staff, volunteers, and board members.
RPIC Region II news – Monthly Myth Series – Census 2020 Response Rate Map – National Partner Information – Additional resources inc. Covid ActNow to determine risk levels for states and counties & U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey with near-time data to inform COVID response and recovery planning