What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new United Planning Organization (UPO) Case Study

“If you want to make change in communities, you’ve got to create vehicles where people can be part of the change. This election process does that.”

CAPLAW added a new case study to the "Raising the Low-Income Voice" series. This series of case studies addresses the ways that CAAs are meeting the CSBG Act’s requirement that the low-income sector of the tripartite board be selected in accordance with “democratic selection procedures." Learn more.

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new Glossary of Community Action Acronyms

In an effort to increase accessibility and comfort for those involved with Community Action and its many applicable legal requirements, CAPLAW compiled a searchable Glossary of Community Action Acronyms that provides definitions for abbreviations regularly used in the Community Action Network. Visit the glossary.

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new Sample Confidentiality Agreement

Organizations that are considering a merger or a shared services arrangement may use this sample agreement to help protect confidential information shared or exposed before and throughout the transaction. Learn more.

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new WIOA Resource Guide

Many resources exist to help CAAs understand the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its rules. This resource guide created by CAPLAW enables CAAs to quickly find the WIOA help they’re looking for. Visit the resource guide.

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new Shared Services Case Study

This case study presents an example of a collaboration between two nonprofit Community Action Agencies to share administrative services, which has since grown to include shared program staff. To read the case study, click here.

News for Community Action

 

new Webinar: When Immigration Officials Come Knocking at Work

The law firm Jackson Lewis and the National Network of Business Law Pro Bono Providers is offering a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT. In the current environment of heightened enforcement, many non-profit employers are asking: What do we do if immigration comes knocking? U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections can come quickly and unexpectedly. This webinar will discuss steps to take now to have your organization's policies and procedures ready and how to respond if your organization is inspected. This webinar is geared towards executive directors, human resources professionals and board members of nonprofits. Learn more and register..

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HHS Issues Final Head Start Program Performance Standards

On September 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final Head Start Program Performance Standards (the final Performance Standards), the first comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Performance Standards since they were published in 1975.

The final Performance Standards took effect on November 7, 2016, though compliance with certain provisions will be phased in over a five-year period ending on August 1, 2021. Read More.

OHS subsequently announced that the compliance date for the background check and selection procedures under the final Performance Standards would be delayed until September 30, 2017. Read more.

For additional information on the final Performance Standards, please see the following:

 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar "Tips for Attorneys Reviewing CAA Bylaws".

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In this webinar, we examine the main issues for an attorney to consider when asked by a CAA to review and update its bylaws. We discuss laws specifically applicable to a CAA’s bylaws, such as the CSBG and Head Start board composition requirements, and what provisions the bylaws should contain to ensure compliance with those laws. We also touch on how a CAA’s bylaws address removal, board size, term limits, and conflicts of interest.


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