What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new Frequently Asked Questions Series

Check out CAPLAW's recently issued FAQ series. The initial set of questions addresses the following topics: a board's use of alternates or proxy voting, deferring or denying weatherization services, and paying employees from both the indirect rate and directly from a funding source. These FAQs and more may be accessed on the new CAPLAW FAQ Archive webpage.

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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.

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CSBG Training Tools for Nonprofit and Public CAA Boards

One way to empower a CAA board is to give it the tools it needs to educate itself. With this in mind, CAPLAW has created a self-training tools to provide a CAA board with the guidance and information it needs to teach itself about the Community Service Block Grant Act (CSBG) tripartite board requirements. Learn more and download.


News for Community Action

 

LGBT, Religion, and Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace Webinar

Join Venable on December 11, at 12:30 pm EST to discuss the current state of the law pertaining to LGBT persons to ensure that your policies and practices are up to date. They will offer practical advice on questions associated with gender identity in the workplace. The webinar will show what all of this means for your diversity policy, and how to craft such a policy to minimize possible confusion and liability risks. Learn more and register.

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Super Circular COFAR FAQ

To help all federal grantees prepare for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) “Super Circular,” also known as the “Omni Circular,” the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) maintains and regularly updates a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) intended to provide additional context, including examples, and background for the Super Circular.  CAAs should review the entire FAQ to help prepare for the impending application of the Super Circular. Read more for highlights of the information covered by the COFAR FAQ.

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OCS CSBG Information Memorandum #135

The federal Office of Community Services (OCS) recently issued this IM regarding the use of CSBG funds to meet matching requirements for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance programs. This guidance generally permits CSBG funds to be used as a match for McKinney-Vento programs if used for CSBG purposes in accordance with CSBG law.

 

 

 

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.