What's New at CAPLAW?

 

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

Register now for the 2015 CAPLAW National Training Conference, June 10-12 in Portland, OR. Stay on top of new rules and strategies with this year’s expert-led financial workshops addressing topics such as indirect costs, subgrants and procurement under the Uniform Guidance. Learn more and register.

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The Ins and Outs of Indirect Costs Under the Super Circular Webinar Series is On Demand!

Watch this webinar series focused on an in-depth review of how Community Action Agencies handle indirect costs. Through four one-hour webinars, we explored the practical impact of the Super Circular (“Uniform Guidance”) on the treatment of indirect costs. Learn more about the series.

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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 IRS Webinar on Unrelated Business Income Tax and Tax-Exempt Organizations

Join the IRS on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 2 - 3 pm EST to learn about unrelated business income, tax three parts, test common types of UBI activities, exceptions and exclusions, principal form used to report, and IRS resources. Register now.

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new Watch Office of Head Start Uniform Guidance Webinar On Demand!

On Feb. 10, 2015, the Office of Head Start (OHS) held a webinar to discuss the new uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards. These requirements went into effect Dec. 26, 2014. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), OHS published interim final rules to help programs implement the new fiscal requirements. Listen as OHS staff and other experts explain how these new requirements apply to Head Start programs. They also offer tips and resources for successful implementation. Watch on demand. Explore the Q&A from the webinar.

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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.