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Using the 10% De Minimis Rate

Using the 10% De Minimis Rate

Learn which organizations may receive the 10% de minimis rate and what “indirect costs” will be covered with this rate. This webinar discusses how a CAA would calculate an actual indirect cost rate using the Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) method required for calculation of the de minimis rate...

Using the 10% De Minimis Rate

Impact of the Uniform Guidance on Indirect Costs

In this webinar, we provide an overview of the impact of the Uniform Guidance on a CAA’s ability to charge administrative and other indirect costs to its federal awards. We discuss the potential conflicts between federal statutory limitations on administrative costs and new Uniform Guidance...

May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

When a board member is unable to attend a meeting, s/he may wish to either designate an alternate to serve in his or her place for that board meeting or establish a proxy, which often involves giving another person the authority to vote on his or her behalf for a specified number of board...

May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

WAP Deferrals and Suspected Illegal Activities

Neither the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Act nor the WAP regulations address denying or deferring weatherization services for otherwise eligible clients. Generally, state agencies administering WAP funds establish procedures and policies addressing when a WAP provider may deny...

May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

This FAQ addresses the question of whether employers can pay an employee from both the indirect rate and directly from the funding source. Because of the complexity of this issue, CAAs may find it useful to discuss its position with its independent auditor–and possibly fiscal staff at the...

May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

CSBG Carryover

This Q+A resource addresses frequently asked questions and commonly faced issues associated with the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) carryover requirements. It is important to note that the analysis does not represent the opinions of the federal Office of Community Services (OCS).

May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

CSBG Child Support Referrals

This Q+A resource addresses frequently asked questions and commonly faced issues associated with the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) child support referral requirements. It is important to note that the analysis does not represent the opinions of the federal Office of Community Services (OCS).

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

This case study examines how one state association was able to facilitate an exploration of sharing services among several Community Action Agencies in its state. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Elaine West, who at the time was the executive director of the Missouri Association...

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Merger of Two Minnesota CAAs

This case study presents an example of the combination of a CAA experiencing financial difficulties with a larger and healthier CAA. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Dr. Leah Pigatti, executive director of Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership (Muhabe-Otwa) in Minnesota, as...