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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.

Template Meeting Minutes and Index of Form Resolutions

Template Meeting Minutes and Index of Form Resolutions

Community action agency (CAA) boards perform vital governance and oversight functions for their organizations. Nowhere is this more evident than at board meetings, where board members hear reports, deliberate, and make decisions that guide organizational efforts. Meetings are the main venue where...

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

As we have seen recently, unexpected emergencies can pose governance challenges for organizations, especially with respect to bylaws compliance. During the pandemic, CAAs, like many organizations, relied on counsel to help them navigate a number of bylaws provisions relating to meetings, board...

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

Vaccines and the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, continuing to impact our communities and workplaces, new legal considerations have surfaced and are evolving. The recently announced Head Start and OSHA vaccine and testing mandates will impact CAA workplace policies and operations, and many agencies are trying to...

All a-Board! Series: Duty of Care (Purpose)

All a-Board! Series: Board Chair Role and Responsibilities (People)

This video examines the roles and responsibilities of a CAA board chair. It highlights the vital leadership the board chair provides to the board and emphasizes the importance of the chair/executive director relationship to a vibrant, healthy organization. Join us again in the studio as late-night...

All a-Board! Series: Duty of Care (Purpose)

All a-Board! Series: Terms and Term Limits (Process)

Like pruning a plant to encourage growth and fruitfulness, a CAA board of directors can implement requirements to facilitate turnover and help keep itself fresh and energized. Establishing terms for board service and a limit on the number of terms a board member may serve are two such...

Public CAA Boards

Public CAA Boards

Tripartite boards of public Community Action Agencies (CAAs) face unique challenges in overseeing programs funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and other sources. While their relationship with local government provides lines of communication to individuals with authority and...

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

Finishing Strong with Finances

CAAs received a historic influx of restricted funding in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting unique challenges in addition to exciting opportunities. Many of these challenges, from managing indirect cost rate rates and cost allocation plans to revisiting budgets with your board, relate...