What's New at CAPLAW?

 

Attorney Network Webinar: Closing the Doors: Strategies for CAAs Unable to Survive

The webinar focused on educating attorneys working with community action agencies (CAAs) on the unique obligations that CAAs have as federal grantees when they are potentially facing difficult, major organizational decisions such as bankruptcy and dissolution. Learn more and download.

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The Ins and Outs of Indirect Costs Under the Super Circular Webinar Series is On Demand!

Watch this webinar series focused on an in-depth review of how Community Action Agencies handle indirect costs. Through four one-hour webinars, we explored the practical impact of the Super Circular (“Uniform Guidance”) on the treatment of indirect costs. Learn more about the series.

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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.


News for Community Action

 

new HHS Proposes Revised Head Start Program Performance Standards

On June 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed a comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Head Start Program Performance Standards governing all Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) containing the proposed Program Performance Standards will be published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2015 and is accessible electronically here. Comments to the NPRM may be submitted here between Friday, June 19, 2015 and midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  CAPLAW is reviewing the proposed Program Performance Standards and will issue further analysis and discussion before submitting comments to the NPRM.  Contact Veronica Zhang  if there are specific issues you think are important to include in CAPLAW’s comments.   Please note that the current Program Performance Standards will remain in effect until a final rule is issued and becomes effective.

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30-day Comment Period on the Revised CSBG Model State Plan

On Friday, May 22, the second notice for public comment on the revised CSBG Model State Plan was published in the Federal Register. Written comments and suggestions for the Model State Plan may be sent to Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.  As noted, “OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register.  Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.”

 

 

 

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.