What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new CAPLAW Update: Special Edition 2014

Read the Special Edition 2014 issue of the CAPLAW Update Newsletter, a continuing series of reports on current legal and financial issues of interest to Community Action Agencies. This newsletter focuses on the OMB Super Circular and what it means for CAAs. Articles include: Navigating the OMB Super Circular Changes, Administrative Requirements Review, Cost Principles Analysis, and Audit Highlights. Read the full edition here. Print here.

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new Working Better Together: CAPLAW's Guide to Shared Services and Mergers

Increasingly, CAAs are exploring shared services and mergers as strategies to improve their sustainability and enhance their efficiency and effectiveness.  CAPLAW has prepared this guide to help CAAs and other CSBG organizations better understand these arrangements. Access now.

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new CSBG Training Tools for Nonprofit and Public CAA Boards

One way to empower a CAA board is to give it the tools it needs to educate itself. With this in mind, CAPLAW has created a self-training tools to provide a CAA board with the guidance and information it needs to teach itself about the Community Service Block Grant Act (CSBG) tripartite board requirements. Learn more and download.


News for Community Action

 

OCS CSBG Information Memorandum #135

The federal Office of Community Services (OCS) recently issued this IM regarding the use of CSBG funds to meet matching requirements for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance programs. This guidance generally permits CSBG funds to be used as a match for McKinney-Vento programs if used for CSBG purposes in accordance with CSBG law.

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new Are You Prepared for Ebola? A Guide for Employers

Join Ballard Spahr for a webinar on Tuesday, November 4 at 12 pm. They will discuss how employers can ensure that any efforts to prepare for or respond to the Ebola virus are consistent with applicable employment laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Learn more and register.

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new Failure to Obtain Prior Written Approval Results in Major Head Start Disallowance, eNews Bulletin

Knowing when and how to obtain prior written approval when using federal grant funds for specific purposes is often crucial information that, if overlooked or ignored, can result in dire consequences for a federal grantee. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Department of Appeals Board (DAB) recently emphasized the importance of complying with prior written approval requirements when it disallowed $1,855,599 in Head Start funds. Read more.

 

 

 

Read the Fall 2014 issue of the CAPLAW Update Newsletter, a continuing series of reports on current legal and financial issues of interest to Community Action Agencies.