Resource Library

All of CAPLAW’s resources and publications are now available in CAPLAW’s new Resource Library. Use the search filters below to find the resource you need.

Purpose: In Boards We Trust

Purpose: In Boards We Trust

Ready to chat in the café car? Travel with us for the third webinar in CAPLAW's Conductor Series, focused on CAPLAW's animated board training video Purpose: In Boards We Trust. In this webinar we broke out into small groups to hash out the fiduciary duty of loyalty and conflicts of interest with...

Purpose: In Boards We Trust

Process: The CAA Board Meeting Ecosystem

Travel with us for the second webinar in CAPLAW's Conductor Series, focused on CAPLAW's animated board training video Process: The CAA Board Meeting Ecosystem - Consent Agendas and the Conservation of Time. View this board training video with frequent CAPLAW-led pauses to understand consent...

Purpose: In Boards We Trust

People: How Do You Get the Right People on the Board?

Travel with us for the first webinar in CAPLAW's Conductor Series, focused on CAPLAW's animated board training video People: How Do You Get the Right People on the Board? Along the way, watch the full board training video with CAPLAW, followed by a discussion about strategic board recruitment,...

Purpose: In Boards We Trust

LIHWAP and Community Action

In this webinar, the federal Office of Community Services (OCS), CAPLAW, and the National Community Action Partnership discuss the critical role that the Community Action network can play in facilitating the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). With over $1.1 billion in new emergency...

LIHWAP Primer for CAAs

LIHWAP Primer for CAAs

The Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program, or LIHWAP, is a new emergency program administered by the Office of Community Services (OCS) that helps low-income households pay water and sewer bills to maintain access to drinking water and wastewater services. CAPLAW created this online guide to help the network navigate the program and better understand the role that CAAs may play in facilitating the funding.

Privacy Rights of CAA Clients

Privacy Rights of CAA Clients

A community action agency (CAA) cannot serve its clients without gathering important details about them. Information provided by clients forms the basis for key decisions about program eligibility and the provision of services, and allows the agency to communicate with them. The information shared...

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Templates

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Templates

CAPLAW has drafted the following template policies to assist CAAs in planning their approaches to vaccines in the workplace while maintaining compliance with applicable federal mandates issued by Head Start and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Various legal challenges to the...

Purpose: In Boards We Trust

Head Start Vaccine Mandate

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the Office of Head Start's long-awaited vaccination mandate (the Rule) was published in the Federal Register as an interim final rule with comment period. The Rule amends the Head Start Program Performance Standards to require masking for individuals aged two and older....

Purpose: In Boards We Trust

Webinar on Federal Vaccine Mandates Compliance Guide

CAPLAW recently issued a step-by-step guide to help the Community Action network navigate the employee vaccination mandates announced by OSHA, Head Start, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this resource we describe the planning process your CAA should consider as you...