What's New at CAPLAW?

 

CAPLAW Executive Director Transition

Click here to read about a recent exciting change in CAPLAW's leadership.

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DHS Issues Final Public Charge Rule

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a final public charge rule that would deny green cards and visas to significantly more immigrants who use federal, state, and local government benefits. The "public charge" rule, which was proposed in October 2018 and drew 266,077 comments, is expected to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 and will go into effect 60 days later.

CAPLAW News Alert on the Final Public Charge Rule

CAPLAW previously issued the following resources about the rule when it was first proposed in October 2018:

Webinar Recording on the Proposed Public Charge Rule

FAQs on the Proposed Public Charge Rule

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Attorneys as CAA Board Members: Exploring Your Role
Presented by: CAPLAW
Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
This Attorney Network webinar will examine issues unique to attorneys who serve as CAA board members, including topics such as the differing roles that attorneys on CAA boards might be asked to play, potential challenges and conflicts of interest lawyers could face as board members, how expectations can be managed, and how to responsibly agree to represent the CAA. CAPLAW will moderate a panel of attorneys currently sitting on CAA boards.

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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

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UBIT: Old and New Traps for the Unwary

In this two-part webinar series, CAPLAW attorneys discuss federal unrelated business income tax (UBIT) rules, exceptions, and exclusions, as well as the new tax on employee parking and commuter benefits under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Webinar Recording | Download FAQ

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CSBG and Head Start Crosswalk

CAAs that run Head Start programs are tasked with following two sets of different, yet overlapping, requirements that apply to the funding they receive under the CSBG and Head Start Acts. CAPLAW developed a crosswalk showing the connections between the two sets of requirements to help CAAs better understand the overlap and establish a more integrated approach to compliance. Learn more.

News for Community Action

 

Free Upcoming Webinars

Transforming Business Models
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of effective programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and how all of these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health.


Back to Basics: Are Background Checks the New Class Action Battleground?
Presented by: Fisher Phillips
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
This webinar will discuss the Ninth Circuit's ruling in Gilberg v. California Cashing Stores, LLC, the FCRA and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act ("IRCAA") requirements, the current status of California (and local) "ban the box" and "fair chance" laws, and the steps employers should take to ensure background check documents and procedures are compliant.


Leading Change; Managing Transitions
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Change is many things: risky, critical, necessary, inevitable. Some change is planned and strategic, other change is unexpected. No matter the cause or intensity, leaders must lead through change. Eddie Torres, the new president and CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts, will reflect on the process of driving change and managing transitions from his varied perspectives and the many hats he has worn in his career.


What's My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member?
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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.


12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This webinar is an introduction to the 12 Golden Rules of nonprofit finance that will help keep your organization healthy. From budgeting to operating reserves, if you follow these rules, you’ll be on your way to a better understanding of nonprofit financial health.


10-Step Budgeting Process
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, Novemeber 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This webinar will cover a 10-step budget process that will ensure your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.


 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar series "Legal Issues Unique to CAAs".

In this two-part webinar series, we pose questions and provide answers to help orient attorneys working with CAAs on some of the key legal requirements that impact the way CAAs operate. Rather than delve deeply into any one issue, we will help CAA attorneys spot a variety of CAA legal issues and identify CAPLAW resources that attorneys may refer to when working with CAAs on specific matters.


View Part One Handouts

View Part Two Handouts