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Register Now! Policies in Practice: Complying with the CSBG Organizational Standards

Effectively governed Community Action Agencies (CAAs) have policies and systems in place that encourage accountability, transparency, and efficiency of operations. In this four-part webinar series, we will review key policies your CAA is required to have under the CSBG Organizational Standards, distribute and review template policies that CAAs can adapt for their own use, and provide practical tips for drafting, implementing, and using each policy to effectively guide individual and organizational actions.

Whistleblower Policy, Thursday, February 13, 2020

Conflict of Interest Policy, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Procurement Policy, Thursday, April 30, 2020

Record Retention Policy, Thursday, June 4, 2020

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All a-Board! The Purpose, People, and Process of CAA Boards

These 8-10 minute animated short videos are designed to boost the capacity of Community Action Agency boards to recruit, engage, and fulfill their responsibilities.

We want your input! Submit feedback now.

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New Template Policies and FAQ

Sample Shared Services Agreement

Sample Whistleblower Policy

Recovering Shared and Indirect Costs FAQ

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Training & Orientation Tool for Public and Nonprofit CAA Tripartite Boards

Use these template PowerPoint presentations to train and orient members of your Community Action Agency board members on their roles and responsibilities, including a new presentation designed specifically for public CAA boards.

View the tool for Nonprofit CAAs

View the tool for Public CAAs

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Implementation Tools for CSBG and Head Start Board Compliance

Introducing four tools to help boards of CAAs with Head Start programs implement governance requirements that overlap between the CSBG Organizational Standards and the Head Start Performance Standards. These templates address required board composition, written democratic selection procedures, conflict of interest policies, and a shared calendar of CSBG and Head Start board required actions.

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Tips for Responding to ICE Inquiries at Your CAA or Head Start Center

The following resources cover tips for responding to immigration officials who show up at your CAA’s offices or Head Start facilities asking to speak to employees or clients, or seeking records pertaining to employees or clients.

Tips for CAAs | Tips for CAAs with Head Start

News for Community Action

 

OMB Proposes Revisions to the Uniform Guidance

On January 22, 2020, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced proposed revisions to the Uniform Administrative Requirements that would affect CAAs. Public comments are due by March 23, 2020. Read more.

Register now for CAPLAW'S webinar discussing the proposed revisions. Thursday, February 20, 2020

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National Partners Webinar on the CSBG Annual Report

CAPLAW, NASCSP, Community Action Partnership, and NCAF will be hosting a webinar to discuss the OMB Clearance of the CSBG Annual Report and the final 30-day comment period.

Register now. Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Date: February 24, 2020

On January 30, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will implement the final Department of Homeland Security rule commonly known as the new “public charge rule” on February 24, 2020. The announcement came after the Supreme Court of the United States granted a stay rolling back preliminary injunctions issued by lower courts blocking the rule. Implementation will take place nationwide, except for in the State of Illinois, which is subject to a statewide injunction. Read more.

For more information on the final public charge rule, see CAPLAW's August News Alert.

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New Overtime Rule Takes Effect January 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a new overtime rule, which increases the salary level required for an employee to be classified as exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)’s minimum wage and overtime rules, from $455 per week to $684 per week. The employee must also meet the salary basis test and applicable duties test.

CAPLAW News Alert on the New Overtime Rule

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Free Upcoming Webinars

Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise
Presented by: Firespring
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board — and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. This webinar will cover how to assess your board’s fundraising personality, motivate your board members to fundraise, set goals and kick off campaigns, create individual plans and track progress, and use goal attainment as board engagement.


What's My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member?
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
You’re at the table – now what? Learn to participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and knowledge about your role as a board member. This webinar will cover board responsibilities and how you can be a strong resource for a nonprofit organization.

 

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 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