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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!

December 23rd Newsletter – MASSCAP

Updated MASSCAP report: Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward for the Children and Families of Massachusetts – Statewide kickoff of the VITA program and Earned Income Tax Assistance Awareness Day (Jan. 31) – Public Policy Briefing at the Massachusetts State House (Feb. 5)

December 2019 Newsletter – GCAA

December is National Human Rights Month – 2020 Census Will Help Policymakers Prepare for the Incoming Wave of Aging Boomers – 5 tips for staying warm this winter – CSBG Corner: Georgia LIHEAP – and more!

December 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – December Poverty Myth: “America is the Land of Equal Opportunity and Upward Mobility” – 2019 NYSCAA Annual Report – Census 2020 resources – and more!

December 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA’s 2020 Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 29-31) – Census 2020 resources – December OACAA press releases – GLCAP receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund grant – MVCAP’s Thanksgiving dinner serves 751 – $95K USDA grant to PICCA – and more!

November/December 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

2020 IIWF legislative priorities – IN-CAA, IIWF thank Governor Holcomb for prioritizing protections for pregnant workers – Indiana receives a D in national debt-collection protection – Three IN CAAs announce grants – and more!

December 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

2020 NCCAA Annual Training Conference (May 12-15): Call for Proposals – NCCARE360 video on how health and human service providers are partnering to provide better health for all North Carolinians – Great Holiday Gift: NEW Grounds Coffee with sales supporting NCCAA Re-Entry Program – and more!

December 2019 Newsletter – ACAAA

Upcoming ACAAA & national training events – CAA Board Training Videos from CAPLAW & free webinars – Additional resources – and more!

December 3rd Newsletter – MASSCAP

Massachusetts Community Action Facts – MASSCAP’s four broad public policy goals – Summary of MASSCAP’s latest forum on poverty and opportunity held in conjunction with two CAAs – MASSCAP’s Comprehensive Job Readiness Curriculum Guide

November/December 2019 Newsletter – CalCAPA

CalCAPA’s 2019 T/TA Year in Review … 2020 T/TA Plan … 2020 Advocacy Plan – California pilot program aims to provide housing for vulnerable homeless people and saves taxpayer money – CFPB’s State-by-State Financial Well-being Report – Policy Brief on revisions to WIC food package – California enacts statewide rent cap – and more!

November 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – November Poverty Myth: “Poverty is only found in cities” – Hard to Count Data Now Available on the NYSCAA Data Hub – NY CAA highlights – Census 2020 information – and more!

November 2019 Newsletter – IACAA

2020 IACAA Annual Conference (April 26-28): Call for Speakers and Content Survey – Info on IACAA’s 2020 Families of Distinction Application – Upcoming IACAA training events

November 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio’s Operation Warm: Coats for Kids Initiative – Nomination process for OACAA’s 2019 Exemplary Program Awards – Hard-to-Count Census Resources from the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition – OACAA’s member Survey for its 2020 T&TA Plan – 2020 OACAA Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 29-31) – OACAA Network News & Successes

November 2019 Newsletter – ACAAA

Upcoming events – ACAAA video to help raise awareness about the National Theory of Change and its place in the Community Action network – Upcoming free webinars – Materials of interest – and more!

October 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – October Poverty Myth: “Most Poor People Spend Their Entire Lives In Poverty” – 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Nov. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Nov. 13) – NY CAA highlights – Census 2020 National Peak Recruitment Campaign Kickoff – CSBG National Partner Resources – Additional Resources

November 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

Regional Human Resource Symposium, NCCAA & NCHSA (Nov. 13-15) – NCCAA Motivational Interviewing Training (Nov. 14) – NC Medicaid Transformation Brief – NEW Grounds Coffee: Sales support NCCAA Re-Entry Program – Lyft offers free rides to job seekers – and more!

October 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF policy briefs on promoting an inclusive, thriving workplace – Pace opens fourth Health Connection Clinic – Grants to Brightpoint to increase health enrollment outreach and health literacy activities – TRI-CAP offers mobile mammography event – Covering Kids and Families Indiana helps clients with healthcare Marketplace open enrollment

October 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Learn how OACAA is working to support the 2020 Census – Nomination process and criteria for OACAA’s 2019 Exemplary Program Awards – LCCAA creates student-fun bike shop – Impact Community Action providing services through eviction-prevention fund established by the City of Columbus – CAA of Columbiana County awarded $300K to expand oral health services – and more!

October 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

CAC of Howard County success stories with Crisis Cooling and hazardous electrical situation – 2019 Weatherization Day Toolkit – 2G Messaging Tools – UCAP event involving volunteers building a playground with KaBOOM! – and more!

September/October 2019 Newsletter – CalCAPA

T&TA opportunities inc. Part 2 of NASCSP Community-Level Work (AR Module 3), CalCAPA ROMA Implementer Certification & Census 2020 training resources – CalCAPA receives Get Connected! grant to help LI families gain affordable internet access – New Executive Director Developed Program being created by CalCAPA and CA CSD – and more!

October 2019 Newsletter – CAFCA

More than over 100 CAA staff members complete Community Health Worker training – Community Action Highlights – Items of Interest – Community Events

September 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF report on Indiana’s payday-lending crisis – All of Indiana now served by Covering Kids and Families – Success story from Area IV’s Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program – Hoosier Uplands awards scholarships to pursue higher ed in the social services, health or education field – and more!

September 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

CAN partners with Baltimore Co. Sailing Center to provide free summer program for children – Post-Secondary Success for Justice-Involved Individuals (webinar recording and related material from the Aspen Institute) – Excellence in Action reception celebrating UPO staff and the retirement of Dana M. Jones, President and CEO of UPO – and more!

September 2019 Newsletter – CAFCA

CAFCA at the Community Action Partnership’s 2019 Annual Convention – Community Action Highlights – Items of Interest – Community Events

August 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

HSP of Carroll County awarded Governor’s Citation for further developing its Volunteer and Internship Program – Resources for National Weatherization Day (Oct. 30) – The Value of Internal Program Monitoring in Community Action (Sept. 10 webinar) – State LIHEAP Fact Sheets 2019 – New Executive Director’s Institute – UPO’s Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program for Family Workers – and more!

August 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Latest CCAP’s and ROMA Implementers in NY – August Poverty Myth: “Low-Income Individuals Are More Likely to Break the Law” – RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference (Sept. 18-19) & 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Sept. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Sept. 13) – Census 2020 – CSBG National Partner Resources & Additional Resources – NY CAA highlights

August 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

MVCAP raises over $40K for shooting victim’s family (learn more and donate) – Cincinnati-Hamilton County CAA partners with Legal Aid to educate residents on renters’ rights – OACAA’s executive director appointed to Ohio’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission & interviewed on generational poverty in Ohio – OACAA issues special edition of its newsletter in response to the tragedies in Dayton and El Paso – and more!

August 2019 Newsletter – IACAA

Upcoming IACAA trainings inc. *Data Basics webinar (Sept. 18) – Region V New Executive Director Orientation – IACAA offering Data Consulting, Trauma-Informed Care Training – *Marketing and Branding Techniques for CAAs (Sept. 11 webinar) [*open to participation from other states]

July/August 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Importance of making the Census count for Community Action – Action urged by IN-CAA conference speakers – NCCAA’s Summer Camp Program – Brightpoint’s Covering Kids and Families program – LHDC recruiting for Head Start Program Director – and more!

August 21st Newsletter – MASSCAP

Massachusetts Community Action Facts – 2018 MASSCAP Annual Report – MASSCAP’s top priorities were included the FY20 state budget – Sampling of MA CAA community initiatives – MASSCAP’s Comprehensive Job Readiness Curriculum Guide

August 2019 Newsletter – Michigan Community Action

2019 MCA Summer Conference Highlights – MCA Leadership Development Institute – MCA CCAP Study Group – Discounts to MCA affiliate staff and family members for Capella University FlexPath Programs – and more!

August 2019 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on on how people feel about change and the support and feedback provided to her by the Missouri Network – Declining Medicaid enrollment in Missouri – New proposal to limit access to SNAP benefits based on income and other assets – Community Action Poverty Simulation training (Oct. 21-22) – and more!

July/August 2019 Newsletter – CalCAPA

CalCAPA online board member orientation & Moodle-based Learning Management System – CalCAPA receives Get Connected! grant to help LI families gain affordable internet access – CFPB’s 2020 Your Money Your Goals cohort to provide more intensive support for financial empowerment efforts (Sept. 6 deadline to apply) – and more!

August 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

Three NC leaders become CCAPs…NCCAA’s next CCAP cohort forming this fall – NCCAA board member/CAA ED receives Defender of Justice award – Learn how your agency can earn 20% of NEW Grounds© Coffee purchases or sales – SEACAA Annual Conference (Sept. 10-13) – Teaching people how to talk about race – Food Deserts and Food Apartheid – Communicating impact using NCCAA’s Ripple Effects report – Ten Ways to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee – and more!

2018 Annual Report – OACAA

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies has published its 2018 annual report that highlights the need, the reach, and the collective impact of Ohio’s Community Action Network.

July 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

LCCAA HS kids show gains, especially in math – WOCAP providing supportive services for mixed-income housing development – C-HC CAA HS teacher publishes “I Love School” book – 2018 OACAA Annual Report – and more!

July 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

July Poverty Myth: “SNAP Recipients Don’t Work” – NYSCAA News: RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference (Sept. 18-19) & 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Sept. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Sept. 13) – Census 2020 – CSBG National Partner Resources & Additional Resources – NY CAA highlights

July/August 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

CAPLAW’s Tips for CAAs and Head Start in Responding to ICE Inquiries – Prosperity Now’s Health is Wealth Network – 2019 New Executive Director’s Institute – UPO’s Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program for Family Workers – RX Racial Healing Workshop with Dr. Gail Christopher – and more!

July 2019 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on using new language to make the case on how CAAs help families move from poverty to greater self-sufficiency – Missouri CAN’s comments to OMB on proposed changes in calculating the official poverty measure – Ongoing recognition of Missouri CAN MVPs – and more!

July 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

Stories of Hope………Meet Chrystal/Finding Success After Prison – Learn how your agency can earn 20% of NEW Grounds© Coffee purchases or sales – NCCAA’s Nonprofit Leadership Expedition – NCCAA & NC OEO partner with two CAAs to offer 10-week Entrepreneurship Startup Business Program – and more!

June 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

$100K in water bill assistance awarded by CAPE since 2017 – Brightpoint receives grant for Our HEALing Kitchen classes – Area IV meets multiple needs fro man seeking help with in-home health care – Indiana’s Gateway to Work reporting requirements for Medicaid recipients – and more!

June 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio CAAs helping with recovery from Memorial Day tornadoes – Lifeline, Inc.’s annual awards dinner – Pike CAC’s Senior Companion recognition dinner – CAA of Columbiana County’s Preschool in the Park program – OACAA’s State of Poverty in Ohio 2019 report – Registration open for OACAA’s Annual Summer Conference

June 28th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Income Inequality in MA – MA state legislative items on Bridging the Wage Gap…Strengthening Families through Affordable & Accessible Early Education and Care…Creating a Foundation for Economic Opportunity – MASSCAP FY20 Public Policy Priorities – EHS success story – MASSCAP’s Comprehensive Job Readiness Curriculum Guide