What's New at CAPLAW?

 

All a-Board! Series: 3 New Training Videos

CAPLAW has released three new videos exploring the fiduciary duty of care, board terms and term limits, and the roles and responsibilities of a CAA board chair.

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Updated CSBG Q&A on Eligibility

This updated Q&A and pandemic supplement are intended to assist state CSBG lead agencies and CAAs in better understanding various issues that arise when CAAs determine income eligibility for CSBG services and benefits.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Public CAA Boards

The FAQ is intended to help address some of the most frequently asked questions about a tripartite board’s role and responsibilities that we receive from public CAAs.

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Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws: Preparing for Emergency Governance

This resource will help CAAs prepare their bylaws for future emergencies and avoid significant problems that result from failing to comply with the rules that govern their organizations.

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Do's and Don'ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

This resource offers some key considerations for employers as they engage in vaccine-related efforts, including responding to federal mandates.

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Preserving the Low-Income Voice: Snapshots of Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

This collection of snapshots presents the experiences of CAAs that successfully recruited and elected new low-income sector representatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures

Updated in 2021, these case studies reflect ways CAAs are meeting the requirement to democratically select low-income sector representatives to the tripartite board, including changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unlocking the Potential of the Tripartite Board Private Sector

This FAQ seeks to answer key questions about identifying, recruiting, and selecting private sector board members in ways that boost board capacity.

News for Community Action

 

Coronavirus Updates for the Community Action Network

CAPLAW is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and impacts on the Community Action network. See the latest developments and funding source guidance here. (Last updated December 1, 2021).

Recently Issued + Updated:
Federal Vaccine Mandates: Step-by-Step Compliance Guide for Community Action
Building Readiness: Planning, Prevention, Response, and Liability
CARES Act Benefits for Nonprofit CAAs

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Final Uniform Guidance Revisions Issued

On August 13, 2020, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its final guidance revising sections of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This is the first major revision of the Uniform Guidance since its publication in 2014, and contains changes that will affect how federal grant recipients administer their federal funds. Read more.

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Free Upcoming Webinars

Does Your Website Comply with the ADA? Don't Wait for a Class Action to Find Out!
Presented by: Venable LLP
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Is your website covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The short answer is: possibly. This area of the law continues to evolve, with state-by-state differences based on the type of website. In the meantime, class actions alleging lack of website accessibility are hot. Venable’s lawyers will discuss the legal and practical issues encountered in complying with the ADA and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and responding to litigation.


Executive Directors Chat (ED Chat): Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers
Presented by:TechSoup
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Volunteers fill a key role in running organizations, handling day-to-day tasks, and raising funds. During your year-end campaign, include a strategy to build your volunteer database, train, recruit, and effectively utilize new volunteers.


Transforming Nonprofit Business Models
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and explore how all these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health.

 

Attorney Network Digest

The Attorney Network Digest is a newly-launched annual update for attorneys working with Community Action Agencies (CAAs). The digest features legal, governance, and financial resources and publications developed by CAPLAW over the past year that address issues unique to CAAs.

September 29, 2021
Topics: Remote Work Policy Head Start: Back to School • 2020 Uniform Guidance Revisions • Remote Work Policies & Pitfalls • Remote Work Tax & Accounting Compliance • Data Privacy Expert Conversations • Bylaws During Emergencies • CAA Board Private Sector FAQ • Roles and Responsibilities of Public CAA Boards • Client Eligibility FAQ + Pandemic Supplement • Do’s and Don’t’s of Employee Vaccination • Tax Issues with Sharing Employees • Case Studies of Democratic Selection Procedures • Snapshots of Democratic Selection in a Pandemic • Federal Vaccine Mandates • Paying HS Health Insurance Premiums • Min. Wage Increase for Federal Contractors • Rescinded Diversity Training EO • HS DRS Rule During Emergencies

September 29, 2020
Topics: Procurement Policy and RFP Decision Matrix • Record Retention Policy • Whistleblower Policy • Conflict of Interest Policies • FQHC Opportunities Webinar • Mergers Opportunities Webinar • Updates to the New Head Start DRS Webinar • Policies in Practice Webinar Series • Public Charge FAQ • New Overtime Rule FAQ • Overview of FLSA Principles FAQ • COVID-19 Reopening Guide • CARES Act Benefits for Nonprofit CAAs • Coronavirus Updates for CAAs • COVID-19 Case Studies • Federal Contractor Diversity Trainings • Managing Disallowances in Incentive Compensation

September 27, 2019
Topics: Shared Services Agreement • Whistleblower Policy • UBIT (Two-Part Webinar Series) • Attorneys as Board Members Webinar • FAQ: UBIT on Employer-Provided Parking • FAQ: Recovering Shared and Indirect Costs • Public Charge Rule • Census 2020 • Head Start Disaster Relief • Cloud Computing