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October 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

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!

October 19th Update – MCA

MCA mourns the loss of two Michigan Community Action heroes – MCA’s Social and Racial Justice Team holding screening of PBS’ documentary Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America – How to Build Rapport While Wearing a Face Mask from SHRM – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Leveraging Crisis as a Springboard for Action and Innovation (webinar recording featuring Garrett Co, CAC) – Prioritizing Emergency Rental Assistance to Keep Renters in Their Homes (mapping tool from the Urban Institute) – CAA case studies: Leadership During Crisis: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic – 30 cybersecurity tips from Wipfli – MCAP’s 2020 Human Services Virtual Conference (Oct. 28-30) – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – ACAAA

ACAAA news inc. ACAAA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference (register for Oct. 14 workshops) – NADC HS Director retires after 49 years of dedicated service – Free webinars – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on purchase of building for the association’s office & loss of CSBG T&TA contract under the State of Missouri – COVID-19 Fact Sheet Series from SelfMade Health Network – 2020 Election resources – Missouri CAN online submission form for COVID-19 successes & innovative stories from MO CAAs – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

2020 SCACAP & SC State Head Start Association (Virtual) Mid-Fall Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – Energy Awareness Month resources inc. Energy Saver Tool & Demo webinar (Oct. 14) – 2020 Census Call to Action – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

CAA ED joins Sen. Ben Cardin & others in webinar on COVID-19 response – Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data Integration – New initiative: Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being – MCAP’s 2020 Human Services Virtual Conference (Oct. 28-30) – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

2020 NCCAA Conference (Oct. 28-30) & Board Summit (Oct. 27) – Returning Citizens and Voting – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!

October 5th Update – MCA

MCA Network Census Efforts A Success – FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – 3 Ways to Motivate Your Team Through an Extended Crisis from the Harvard Business Review – Why we need to end the culture of “Cultural Fit” by Vu Lee, Executive Director of Nonprofit AF – and more!

September/October 2020 Newsletter – CalCAPA

CA CSD updates (Dept. of Community Services and Development) – CalCAPA Executive Director search still open – Access recordings of recent CalCAPA webinars related to the impacts of COVID-19 on California – Region IX leadership updates

September 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards nomination process underway – 2019 Exemplary Program Award winners – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “Taxpayer Funded Government Assistance Programs are Not Working” – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8) & Video highlighting work of NY CAA during the pandemic – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – MASSCAP

Episode 3 of MASSCAP video series: Service and Recovery in the Time of COVID-19 – CAAs open and ready to serve in Massachusetts – MASSCAP’s FY21 Public Policy Priorities – Highlights of MA CAAs #CommunityActionResponds – and more!

September 21st Update – MCA

MLPP Policy Forum: White Laws, Black Lives, and the Need to See Color (Oct. 5) – Mutual of America grants for Head Start school supplies – MCA Leadership Development Institute & Michigan CCAP Study Group – MCA Bridges Out of Poverty online training (Sept. 23 & 24) – Voter Suppression and the Right to Vote (Livestream from the Othering and Belonging Institute, Sept. 23)

September 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

SCACAP hosts COVID-19 debriefing by panel of experts featuring SC’s Hero-2-Zero Project – Spotlight on Pee Dee CAP’s Strengthening Families Program – SCACAP EHS-CCP update – 2020 SCACAP & SC Head Start Association Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – 2020 Census Call to Action – and more!

September 4th Update – MCA

Announcements inc. Access to MCA Virtual Summer Conference 2020 sessions – Mutual of America grants for Head Start school supplies – MCA Leadership Development Institute & Michigan CCAP Study Group – MCA covering registration for webinar on Updates to OMB Uniform Guidance (Wipfli) – MCA Bridges Out of Poverty online training (Sept. 23 & 24)

September 2020 Newsletter – ACAAA

ACAAA news inc. ACAAA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference (9/30, 10/7, 10/14) & Family Development Certification Training (10/9, 10/16, 10/23) – Free webinars – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on coping with the stress of the pandemic – Equity, Inclusion, and Collective Impact, (video of talk by Vu Le) – Missouri CAN’s FY2020 Region VII report – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA’s CARES Act FAQs – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – 2020 NCCAA Annual Conference (Virtual Oct. 28-20) – Funding Opportunities – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

Tentative agenda for 2020 IACAA Virtual Conference, Oct. 13-14 – Upcoming IACAA webinars – Long-time IL executive director posthumously inducted into Association of Farmworker Programs Advocacy Hall of Fame – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

How Policy & Community Action Can Improve Consumer Protections & Financial Well-Being (IIWF e-learning series) – Two IN CAAs receive USDA Gold Level Award for WIC breastfeeding program – TRI-CAP & partners open 56-unit affordable housing complex – Brightpoint’s COVID-19 Express Loans for businesses – IHCDA magazine features COVID-19 efforts through Pace CAA – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA holding Virtual Town Hall with Ohio Secretary of State to learn how the Ohio Community Action Network can support voting in Ohio – Four Department Roundtables being convened by OACAA – OH CAA news items – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “If You Live Above the Poverty Line You’re Doing Great” – Value the Vulnerable: NYSCAA campaign for NYS to release funding for NY CAAs – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. dates TBD) – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. Community-Led Plan for Addressing Structural Inequity during COVID-19 Recovery from Brookings & 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

Statewide Youth Leadership Virtual Academy website – Spotlight on Palmetto CAP’s YLP – Recap of SCACAP’s EHS-CCP virtual pre-service training – 2020 Census Call to Action – 2020 Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – Info being collected on SC community level initiatives – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on Missouri’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility & how this improves states’ overall health outcomes and economies – Motivation interviewing tips & tricks – Community Action Poverty Simulation training (Oct. 19-20) – Online form used by Missouri CAN to collect stories on CAA successes & innovations – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA’s Community Action Radio Talk Show – Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC CAA News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!

July 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA supports Sen. Brown’s Public Health Crisis Resolution – OACAA statement of support for statewide mask mandate – Recordings of Summer Conference sessions and Virtual De-Escalation training for OACAA members – OH CAA news items

July 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF Action Alert on Federal COVID-19 relief package – Update on addressing payday lending in Indiana – Area IV Agency assists elderly victim of fraud to prevent evictions – Hoosier Uplands gives free STEM kits to students at six elementary schools – Solar energy systems donated for CAP homes – PACE CAA CEO gives keynote address at Virtual Wipfli National Training Conference

July 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: All children have equal opportunities to succeed” – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Nov. 12, 17 & 19) – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. Pandemic-EBT Outreach Toolkit – and more!

July 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

Statewide Youth Leadership Virtual Academy & website – SCACAP partnership with SC HS Collaborative Office & SCACAP EHS-CCP update – SC 2020 Census rankings by county – Info being collected on SC community level initiatives – 2020 Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – and more!

July 20th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements inc Community Action mourns the passing of John Lewis &.MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference 2020 (July 31 – Aug. 14) – Upcoming Grant – Social and Racial Justice Team being formed by MCA & MI Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity – Webinars/Trainings

July 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

Single father’s success story from Mountain Projects – Community Action News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!

July 6th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements inc. MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference 2020 (July 31 – Aug. 14) – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 Resources inc. Quiz on audit areas affected by COVID-19 – Remote Work Resources

June 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

2020 State of Poverty in Ohio Report – OACAA 2020 Virtual Summer Conference – OACAA statement on COVID-19 and racism – OH CAA news items

June 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

What policymakers must do to advance racial justice & commitment from IN-CAA – Advocating for nationwide paid-leave law – Brightpoint managing $200K CARES funds to prevent evictions – June 30 end of IN eviction moratorium may cause an “eviction cliff” – unGolf outing raises $15K – and more!

June 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

IACAA CARES T&T/A survey – IACAA’s Statement on Social Justice – Dismantling Systemic Racism webinar – IACAA Survey for input on moving toward a virtual conference

June 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

SCACAP Celebrates Community Action Month – SCACAP EHS-Child Care Partnership Program – SCACAP Communications and Marketing Conference (July 14) – 2020 Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – and more!

June 22nd Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Assessment tool – The Impact of Racism on Health & Well-Being of the Nation – Webinars/Trainings – Grants for Grassroots Groups Addressing Environmental Justice – COVID-19 Resources inc. Reopening Toolkit – Remote Work Resources

June 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Tool to help build a practical understanding of structural racism – 12 Quick Tips for Helping People Vote – 2020 Census Challenge Response Rate Toolkit – Answering Questions on Race in the Workplace – Strategically investing your stimulus funding – Part One of MCAP’s Racial Equity Webinar Series (open to participation from other states) – and more!

Spring 2020 Newsletter – CAPO

Fighting Poverty Means Fighting Racism – Success story video from CAO – CAPO institutes series of four 90-minutes web conference sessions over two weeks – Adjustments in service delivery models during COVID-19 by NeighborImpact and MWVCAA – and more!

June 10th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Episode 1 of MASSCAP video series: Service and Recovery in the Time of COVID-19 – CAAs open and ready to serve in Massachusetts – MASSCAP’s FY21 Public Policy Priorities – Highlights of MA CAA addressing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic – and more!

June 16th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 Resources inc. CDC Communications Toolkit for Limited-English-Proficient Populations, Contact tracing text message scams, & Managing stress associated with COVID-19 – and more!

May/June 2020 Newsletter – CalCAPA

Community Action Network: COVID-19 Response Group – CalCAPA Academy’s learning approaches & course offerings – Community Action & Head Start Alignment – CalMoneySmart grants

June 8th Weekly Update – MCA

MCA Statement about the Social Justice Roots of Our Movement and Anti-Racism – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources – Webinars/Trainings – Social Security fraud boosted by COVID-19 fears – How to embrace remote work with tried and true strategies – and more!

June 3rd Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights inc. op-ed by CAFCA’s executive director – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

June 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

COVID-19 Resources and Funding Opportunities – NCCAA Virtual Board Summit (June 4) – Community Action News, Publications and Features – The Legacy of Andrea Harris, former NC CAA executive director – Funding Opportunities – and more!

June 1st Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements inc. MCA Summer Conference Going Virtual – Back to Workplace Readiness webinar series – Market Update webinar from Mutual of America – COVID-19 articles inc. Coping with stress, Workplace readiness for reopening & Tips for working remotely – and more!

May 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

CAPLAW Guidance on Re-opening – Exploring Equity Together: An Urgent Conversation (May 29 IACAA webinar) – DCEO/IACAA Collaboration Webinar Series available on YouTube – New eCourse for Community Action Fiscal Staff

May 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

Community Action Partnership releases two PSAs – Community Action: In This Together (OACAA video) – OACAA’s online submission form for developing CAA stories – 2020 OACAA Annual Summer Conference is going virtual (July 20-24) – OACAA’s efforts related to COVID-19 – Ohio Community Action Network News & Successes

May 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Reflections on the life of Ed Fancher, ED of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee – May Poverty Myth: “Poverty does not have a lasting impact on children” – CAAs Shine Light During Dark Times web page – Call for Workshop Proposals for NYSCAA/NYSWDA annual conference – Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates – Additional Resources – and more!

May 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

CFPB’s Complaint Database to help consumers – IIWF on how addiction affects mothers and children – Brightpoint receives nearly $200K to increase health insurance coverage for families – and more!

May 19th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information inc. Coronavirus employer Compliance Forms & CDC decision tree for business reopening – Remote work resources

May 11th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information inc. Back to Business Considerations in Wake of COVID – Remote work resources

May 6th Newsletter – CAFCA

New Name for ABCD, Inc. – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

April 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – 2020 NCCAA Training Conference (postponed to 10/30-11/2) – HS Family Engagement and Case Management certifications starting 4/20 & 5/4 – “North Carolina Strong” T-Shirt Fundraiser – NC CAA News – and more!

May 4th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – MI OSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health Grant Program – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote work resources

April 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – April Poverty Myth: “Poverty is overly complicated” – NYSCAA News and Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates – Additional Resources inc. COVID-19 tools & resource sharing from the CARES Engagement Network and Community Commons

April 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

Don’t miss OACAA’s new video: Community Action: In This Together – OACAA’s efforts related to COVID-19 include two reports with recommendations – Census 2020 update including Ohio challenged to have greater response rate than Michigan in friendly competition – Ohio Community Action Network News & Successes

April 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

IACAA awarded $400K from the Illinois COVID-19 Relief Fund – Upcoming IACAA remote learning events – DCEO/IACAA Collaboration Webinar Series available on YouTube – IACAA staff recommendations for webinars/podcast and interesting reads

April 28th Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action is Open During COVID-19 – CAAs serving residents during COVID-19 – Connecticut’s COVID-19 resources

April 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

COVID-19’s impact on legal aid and access to justice – COVID-19 efforts through Indiana CAAs including Express Loan fund for businesses – Managing to Change the World (virtual training event) – and more!

April 20th Weekly Update – MCA

MCA’s Greatest Need Fund surpasses $100K with 100% match from DTE Foundation – Other announcements – Webinars/trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote work resources

April 13th Weekly Update – MCA

MCA’s Greatest Need Fund surpasses $50K and continues through April 16th with 100% match from DTE Foundation – Other announcements – Webinars/trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote work resources

April 2020 Newsletter – GCAA

Community Action Day at the Capitol (Feb. 28) – Action Inc. WAP Director wins NASCSP James Gardner Weatherization Award – Upcoming webinars – and more!

April 6th Weekly Update – MCA

MCA’s Greatest Need Fundraiser in partnership with DTE Foundation continues through 4/16: $16,700 raised as of 4/6 – Mutual of America Community Partnership Award Competition – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote Work Resources – and more!

April 7th Newsletter – MASSCAP

MASSCAP video: #CommunityActionWorks – CAAs open and ready to serve in Massachusetts – Highlights of CAA efforts in MA during the COVID-19 pandemic – and more!

March 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – March Poverty Myth: “Growing up in poverty has no lasting effect on children” – NYSCAA News and Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates inc. Response Rate Map – Additional Resources

March 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

COVID-19 resources – INCAA’s IIWF current priorities include keeping up-to-date on state and federal policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic – IN-CAA receives $286,000 from Vectren’s Share the Warmth program – and more!

March 30th Weekly Update – MCA

Highlights from Michigan Community Action’s Weekly Update: MCA’s Greatest Need Fund: Donations matched by DTE Foundation – COVID-19: FFCRA requirements –10 ways to stay social at a distance – What to do right now: Social Media – Remote Work Resources

March 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

2020 IACAA Conference postponed to October – Upcoming IACAA remote learning opportunities – Recordings of DCEO/IACAA Collaboration webinars on IACAA YouTube Channel – IACAA staff recommendations for continued learning while working at home – VirtualCAP RoundUP: Brighten Your Days! Helpful Medicine for a Difficult Time

March 25th Newsletter – MASSCAP

MASSCAP’s message on CAAs responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – MASSCAP’s State Budget Priorities – WCAC fuel assistance success story

March 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA Operations COVID-19 Statement & Resources for Community Action COVID-19 Response – New executive directors for five Ohio CAAs – and more!

March 2020 Newsletter – CAAP

POSTPONED: 2020 CAAP Community Action Symposium & upcoming training events – CAAP’s COVID-19 webpage – 2020 Census Counts campaign & resources from the Community Action Partnership

February 2020 Newsletter – CAAP

CPC & CAC: Nonprofit Innovation Awards Finalists – 1-on-1 sessions with Community Action Partnership Census Team – Allegheny Co. DHS using tool to identify possible child abuse or neglect – LensCAAP video production – and more!

February 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Indiana reps urge support for federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – Area IV & Brightpoint set to open new affordable living options – SIEOC chosen to operate United Way Emergent Needs Fund – Pace empowers girls through STEM camp scholarships – Pace’s Boys & Beyond Summer Camp for grades 4 and 5 – Pace CAA Associate Director retiring after 40 years of service – and more!

February 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA’s 2020 Community Action Leadership Training – Census 2020 resources – SELF’s Employer Resource Network – Great Lake CAP’s YouthBuild Program – CAA of Columbiana County’s shuttle bus service – and more!

February 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – February Poverty Myth: “Compared to other developed nations, the United States has relatively low poverty rates among children” – 2020 NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference & NYSCAA Regional Meetings – Census 2020 Resources – Additional Resources

Winter 2020 Newsletter – CAPO

2020 Region X Community Action Conference (May 5-7) – ORCCA Collaborates to Open New Head Start Facility – 95 Businesses Launched through NeighborImpact IDA Program – Success Story Involving CSC’s Emergency Housing Assistance Funds – CAPO’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan – and more!

February 2020 Newsletter – CAFCA

NECAP 2020 Presidential Forum – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

February 11th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Honoring our Champions – MASSCAP’s READYGO Initiative: Readying Educators And Developing Young Children for Great Outcomes – Public Programs Reduce Poverty (MASSCAP data) – MASSCAP’s State Funding Priorities

January 2020 Newsletter – CAAP

2020 CAAP Events – 2020 HHS Poverty Guidelines Released – 2020 Census Resources – LensCAAP video production – PHFA Executive Director to Retire

January/February 2020 Newsletter – CalCAPA

CalCAPA T/TA: Year in Review … 2020 Mission-Based Leadership Workshops … Human Capacity Community Transformation (HCCT) Initiatives … CalCAPA Connect (Slack workspace communication platform for California CAAs) – CAP Sonoma’s Journey into the Whole Family Approach – 2020 CalCAPA Legislative Day (May 14) – and more!

January 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF Inside the Statehouse blog adding live broadcasts during 2020 IN General Assembly session – Pace offers scholarships for former Head Start students – Social media networking effort for IN CAAs – and more!

January 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

2020 IACAA Annual Conference Registration (April 26-28) – Info on IACAA’s 2020 Families of Distinction Award Criteria – New CAA Director Orientation (April 9-10) – Upcoming IACAA training events – and more!

January 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

Keeping the holiday spirit alive throughout the year – 2020 NCCAA Board Summit (May 16-17) & Annual Training Conference (May 12-15) – NCCARE360 now live in 50 NC counties – Sales of NEW Grounds Coffee helps create “happy new chances” for returning citizens in NCCAA’s Reentry Program. – and more!