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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Upcoming Training by Brian Tipton of the Private Client Law Group, October 14-15, 2014 in Orlando, FL

Brian Tipton, a regular presenter at CAPLAW national conferences, is conducting this exclusive two-day small-group grants management training on the fundamentals of federal grants management and offering CAPLAW members a $50 discount with this code, CAPLAW14A10. Learn more and register.

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Upcoming Training by Venable: Fundraising 201: An Update on Managing the Legal Risks of Nonprofit Fundraising

Join Venable on October 21, 2014 at 12 pm EST to discuss legal issues that often arise in development campaigns, including charitable solicitation registration issues, promotional considerations when partnering with for-profits, federal tax requirements for charitable contributions, and strategies for meeting legal requirements in raffles and other charitable promotions. Learn more and register.

 

 

 

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.