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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

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.

2021 Legislative Update – CAFCA

CAFCA’s summary of bills passed during the 2021 Connecticut General Assembly session under these categories: Housing and Homelessness Support – Increasing Equity – Advancing Economic Opportunity – Additional Initiatives

May 26th Update – MCA

Community Action Awards presented during MCA’s 2021 Legislative Day – Developing a Logic Model (June 15 webinar) – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum (Sept. 30) – TechSoup offering nonprofit savings from Dell, HP & Lenovo – 3 Tips to Bridge Workplace Security & Productivity (May 18 webinar) – HRSA grants to mobilize community outreach workers to expand COVID-19 vaccinations– MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!

May 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Lifting the Low-Income Voice: Community Action Agencies Discuss Democratic Selection Procedures in the Pandemic (CAPLAW 5/20 webinar) – CAM Toolkit – Leadership coaching and technical Assistance from peer experts through the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events

May 2021 Newsletter – SEACAA

2021 SEACAA Annual Conference (May 14-17) – COVID-19 Vaccine Education & Outreach (May 18 webinar) – Region IV SA & CAA news inc. NC & FL annual conferences (May 11-14 & May 17-18) – SEACAA web-based professional certification programs – SEACAA viewpoints – COVID Response and Resources – and more!

April 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Cybersecurity and Data Protection (CAPLAW webinar) – Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures from CAPLAW – Achieving Equitable Outcomes for Families Learning Community Group & Community Action Month Toolkit from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events

March 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

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

February 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

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

RFP for Community Needs Assessment – RICAA

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.

February 2021 Newsletter – SEACAA

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!

February 2021 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

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!

January 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

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’s CAAs Respond to COVID-19

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.

December 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

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

December 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

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!

Community Action + COVID-19 Story Packet – Missouri CAN

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.

November 2020 Newsletter – SEACAA

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!

October 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

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

2019 Annual Report – WISCAP

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association has published its 2019 annual report, which reflects the efforts and annual results of Wisconsin’s Community Action Network.

October 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Board Training Videos & Two CAA Case Studies on Leadership During Crisis: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic from CAPLAW – FFY 2018 National and State CSBG Fact Sheets from NASCSP – Upcoming Webinars & National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

September 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Race & Poverty Listening Sessions, Expanded Online Community Assessment Tools & #MyVoiceMatters webinar series from the Community Action Partnership – Updated Section 4 of Tools for Top-Notch CAAs from CAPLAW – Upcoming Webinars & National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

August 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Building Readiness: Reopening Our Doors FAQ from CAPLAW – #MyVoiceMatters webinar series & HCCT Messaging Toolkit from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

August 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NJ initiatives to prevent homelessness – Monthly Myth Series – Census 2020 – National Partner Information – Additional resources inc. A-community-led action plan for addressing structural inequity during covid-19 recovery from Brookings & the 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library on Community Commons

August 2020 Newsletter – SEACAA

Featured news articles on COVID-19 and racial justice – 2020 SEACAA Annual Virtual Conference(Nov. 3-6) – SEACAA web-based certification programs – Using social media for advocacy work – Region IV CAA News inc. NKCAC & CAC podcast: What’s the Protocol? (discussion with police leaders) – COVID Response and Resources – and more!

July 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

COVID-19 Community Assessment Update Template and #MyVoiceMatters Webinar Series from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

June 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Community Action Academy eCourse for Fiscal Staff – Customizable CAA Commercial for TV Broadcast & Social Media – #MyVoiceMatters Webinar Series from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

May 2020 Newsletter – SEACAA

Insights on working virtually – 2020 SEACAA Annual Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals – SEACAA Executive Leadership & Certified Community Action Management Certifications – Report on response to COVID-19 by NC CAAs – COVID-19 news items – Commentary: Why is Poverty Persisting? – and more!

May 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Policies in Practice webinar series from CAPLAW – Upcoming ROMA certification and recertification processes – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

2020 Missouri Poverty Report – Missouri CAN

Produced in partnership with the Missouri Community Action Network, the report is organized by the five elements of poverty: economic and family security – education – food and nutrition – health – housing and energy. Data is also included on rural and urban poverty and the report concludes with recommendations from evidence-based solutions.

April 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NORWESCAP’s Consulate on Wheels Program to help protect Mexican citizens – COVID-19 resources – National Partner Information – Social Media Best Practices for CAAs – and more!

April 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Policies in Practice webinar series from CAPLAW – Upcoming ROMA certification and recertification process – COVID-19 T/TA & Resources – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

April 2020 Newsletter – RPIC Region IV-A

20 Tips for Working from Home – Guidance on completing the 2020 Census form – Upcoming webinars: How to be a Great Board Chair (April 22) and Dashboards: Making Your Data Work for You (May 27)

2020-2023 Strategic Plan – CAPO

The Community Action Partnership of Oregon has established its 2020 – 2023 Strategic Plan, which is build on three strategic goals.

February 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC II News – National Partner Webinars – Census 2020 Ramping Up Hiring Efforts – Prosperity Now: 2020 Scorecard Data Release … Communicating on Race and Racial Economic Equity Guide … Understanding the Impact of Debt on Communities of Color – Child Trends: Mapping the Link between Life Expectancy and Educational Opportunity – The White House: Rural Community Action Guide to Take Action against Rural Drug Addiction – and more!

2019 Annual Report – CAFCA

The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2019 annual report to highlight the work of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies.

2019 Annual Report – VACAP

The Virginia Community Action Partnership has published its 2019 annual report to highlight the work of Virginia’s Community Action Agencies.

February 2020 Newsletter – SEACAA

Remembering Kobe Bryant – 2020 SEACAA Annual Conference: Call for Proposals – News to Go – NCCAA’s Non-Profit Leadership Expedition (March 25-27) – SEACAA Executive Leadership & Certified Community Action Management Certifications – and more!

December 2019 Newsletter – RPIC Region IV-A

Region IVA Quarterly Regional Consortium – Census 2020 Blog, Community Action Partnership – ANCRT newsletter (Fall 2019) – CAPLAW webinar recordings: All a-Board! The Purpose, People, and Process of CAA Boards & Unrelated Business Income Tax: Old and New Traps for the Unwary

December 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC II’s goals for the next three years – Puerto Rico hosts nationally certified ROMA Trainer session – Census 2020 material – Disrupting Food Insecurities: Tapping data for strategies that tackle the root causes – Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

2019-2022 Strategic Plan – NYSCAA

The New York State Community Action Association has established its 2019 -2022 Strategic Plan, which includes information on how the strategic planning process was carried out, NYSCAA’s mission statement and values, and 2019-2022 priorities with goals under each priority.

October 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Fed. Registrar Notice for the CSBG Annual Report (60-day comment period & Oct. 17 OCS webinar) – CAPLAW’s free video training series for CAA Boards & opportunity to join the video series focus group – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

October 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Counting young children in the 2020 Census – Census Bureau launches updated website – 2018 Census Poverty & Health Insurance data released – NY Times article on the deadly effect of the growing income gap – IASP report on how student debt is disrupting life chances and widening the racial wealth gap – and more!

September 2019 Newsletter – RPIC Region IV-A

RPIC IVA cohort meeting – U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools Program teach students and their parents why everyone should respond to the 2020 Census and how it will help shape the future of their communities for the next 10 years – Upcoming events

September 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Homelessness, affordable housing goal of roundtable – Community Action to inform local agencies about 211 service – Tips by OACAA’s Fiscal Director on streamlining your board financial reporting process – OACAA issues an annual report toolkit for its members – and more!

2019 Missouri CAN Report

The Missouri Community Action Network has released its 2019 RPIC VII Report featuring the continued expansion of the Community Action Poverty Simulation, stats on training and technical assistance, recap of the 2019 Missouri CAN Annual Conference and Missouri CAN’s important advocacy work.

August 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Region 1 ROMA Community of Practice (CoP) webinar – CAPLAW executive director transition – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

2018 Annual Report – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action has published its 2018 annual report: Finding the Way Forward Together.

August 2019 Newsletter – SEACAA

2019 SEACAA Conference (Sept. 10-13) – HI-5 Achieve Healthy Outcomes in 5 Years – KCEOC’s Paths 2 Promise success story – Support community healing place for complex PTSD – Sign-up for SEACAA Executive Leadership Certifications – Poverty’s Persistence: Analysis by President/CEO of Fulton Atlanta CAA (part two) – $1M from Kresge Foundation for two Nashville organization – KCEOC’s safe haven for homeless youth – Gain unrestricted funding with NCCAA & NEW Grounds Coffee – and more!

July 2019 Newsletter – IACAA

Online survey being used to gain nominations for vacant IACAA board position – Planning has begun for 1st Annual IACAA Poverty Conference – Upcoming IACAA training events – IACAA offering Data Consulting, Trauma-Informed Care Training – ROMA training

2019 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with the Strategic Research Group, has released its 2019 State of Poverty in Ohio Report. The report combines a clear narrative, easy-to-understand infographics, and data tables to illustrate the experience of poverty in our state. By first understanding why different factors create barriers, Ohio can then create solutions to overcome those barriers.

April/May 2019 Newsletter – SEACAA

Sign-up for SEACAA Executive Leadership Certifications – Rapid Re-housing’s Role in Responding to Homelessness: What the Evidence Says – Poverty’s Persistence: Analysis by President/CEO of Fulton Atlanta CAA (part one) – Hard Living on the Poverty Line: Adult education activity – and more!

April 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II Conference (Sept. 18-19) – 2019 Community Action Month Toolkit – Theory of Change – Interactive from NASCSP – IRS changes in UBIT requirements (CAPLAW enews brief) – Resources on various topics including pay inequities, interactive map by Congressional district on who benefits from a $15 minimum wage by 2014, and homelessness.

2019 Annual Report – MinnCAP

The Minnesota Community Action Partnership has published its 2019 annual report, which reflects the efforts and annual results of Minnesota’s Community Action Network.

March 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

CAFCA Executive Director Retires & Position Announcement – Spring Region 1 ROMA Community of Practice (CoP) Session – The Learning Community’s Webinar Wednesdays – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

February 2019 Newsletter – RPIC Region IV-A

How the shutdown opened a window on poverty in America – Community Action Association of Alabama Workshop for HR Professionals – Community Action Partnership webinars – NASCSP CSBG Annual Report Tools

January/February 2019 Newsletter – SEACAA

SEACAA Executive Leadership Certifications (web-based) – 2019 SEACAA Annual Conference: Call for workshop proposals – Call Congress website – Six Policies to Reduce Economic Inequality – NCCAA Healthy Homes Initiative – and more!

Massachusetts Community Action Trust Fund

Establishing a Community Action Trust Fund is part of Massachusetts HD.783 (proposed): An Act to address inequality, promote opportunity, and end poverty. Plus MA State House News Service coverage and MASSCAP’s 2018 Poverty Report reflecting the long-lasting impact of anti-poverty policies.

February 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

National Impact Report podcast – Grant Writing as a Sacred Service (Feb. 28 webinar) – U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Audience Outreach Toolkit Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Advances Success for 1stGen College Students – Which Neighborhoods Boast the Longest Life Expectancy? – National webinars and events

January 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Region 1 ROMA Community of Practice – Apply now! CAP Learning Community – National T/TA Opportunities – CAPLAW Resources: Crosswalk of CSBG Org Standards & HS Perf Standards and Training & Orientation Tool for Tripartite Boards

2018 Annual Report – CAFCA

The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2018 annual report to highlight the work of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies.

2018 Annual Report – VACAP

The Virginia Community Action Partnership has published its 2018 annual report to highlight the work of Virginia’s Community Action Agencies.

December 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NJ coordinates programs to to offer better energy conservation solutions to low-income households – First issue of new ANCRT newsletter – Become a Nationally Certified ROMA Implementer – Join the Partnership’s Learning Community (Jan. 25 deadline) – CAPLAW’s CSBG and Head Start Crosswalk – and more!

2017 Annual Report – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action has published its 2017 annual report to highlight the work of Massachusett’s Community Action Agencies.

August 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NYSCAA Welcomes New CEO Jackie Orr – RPIC Regions II & III Convene in Harrisburg, PA – NASCSP: CSBG Annual Report…Ready, Set, Go! – ROMA training – CAP-NJ Training Conference.

June 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II and Region III T/TA meeting – Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief for PR CAAs and other PR organizations – NYSCAA continues IT Webinar Series – and more!

Wisconsin Poverty Report: Progress Against Poverty Stalls in 2016

From the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association and the Institute for Research on Poverty University of Wisconsin-Madison: Overall poverty increased and poverty rates rose for children and elders as well using a tool called the Wisconsin Poverty Measure.

April 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

New ED for Community Action Partnership of NJ – Module 3 Instruction Manual of the new CSBG Annual Report – RFP for Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund – NYSCAA continues IT Webinar Series

2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with Thoughtwell (formerly Community Research Partners), has released its annual State of Poverty in Ohio Report. The report highlights factors and trends contributing to poverty in order to develop innovative solutions to helping people across our state break out of poverty.

2018 Missouri Poverty Report

The Missourians to End Poverty coalition has released its 2018 Missouri Poverty Report produced in partnership with Missouri Community Action Network. The report not only shows data regarding factors that push people into poverty, but also includes data on what helps lift people out of poverty.

March 2018 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Upcoming Webinars – Two items from CAPLAW: Glossary of Community Action Acronyms and Case Study on democratic selection of low-income board members – Upcoming events

February/March 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Remembering Aliya Anderson-Smith, Community Action Partnership of New Jersey Administrative Adviser – NYSCAA IT webinars – Take the survey to give input for the Community Action Partnership’s strategic planning process

FY19 Public Policy Priorities – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action has released a fact sheet outlining its FY19 public policy initiatives under four priority areas. A breakfast briefing is being held on February 6 at the Massachusetts State House.

Strategic Plan, FY18-FY20 – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action’s FY18-FY20 Strategic Plan includes​ a summary of MASSCAP’s strategic planning process, three-year practical vision, and planned actions for each strategy.