What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new Registration Now Open for the 2015 CAPLAW National Training Conference!

Register now for Does Our CAA Effectively Estimate and Reconcile Indirect Costs? March 4, 2015 1 pm EST. This is the fourth and final webinar in the Ins and Outs of Indirect Costs Under the Super Circular webinar series presented by Kay Sohl of Kay Sohl Consulting. Learn more and register.

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new Registration Now Open!

Register now for Does Our CAA Effectively Estimate and Reconcile Indirect Costs? March 4, 2015 1 pm EST. This is the fourth and final webinar in the Ins and Outs of Indirect Costs Under the Super Circular webinar series presented by Kay Sohl of Kay Sohl Consulting. Learn more about the series.

register now

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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.


News for Community Action

 

new Join Venable LLP for Top Ten Legal Checklist: Keys to Strengthening Your Nonprofit Organization

Join Venable LLP on March 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm EST for this webinar to strengthen your organization. Nonprofits succeed with great ideas and the right resources, among other things. But legal expertise is a key component to helping your organization succeed and get to the next level. That being said, all too often, the pressing demands of running a nonprofit can leave important legal details unaddressed. From two seasoned nonprofit attorneys learn about the core components of using legal counsel to protect and grow your assets, deliver on your mission, and partner with leadership on new ventures. 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.