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New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

Now that the new FASB accounting standards for nonprofit organizations have taken effect, it’s time to step back and evaluate whether your CAA’s board and senior staff are familiar with the new presentation of financial statements, and how each is effectively using the information to inform its...

New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

Updates to the Head Start Designation Renewal System

The Office of Head Start recently issued its much-anticipated revisions to the Designation Renewal System (DRS) rule, which include changes to three key areas affecting recompetition: CLASS reviews, monitoring deficiencies, and audit findings. In this webinar, we outlined the specific changes in...

Sample Record Retention Policy

Sample Record Retention Policy

This sample policy can help CAAs to build their own record retention and destruction policy in compliance with federal and state laws, including the CSBG Organizational Standards, the Uniform Guidance, Form 990, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. CAPLAW’s Policies in Practice: Record...

New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

Policies in Practice: Record Retention

In this webinar, we discuss CAPLAW's updated Sample Record Retention Policy and the types of organizational documents that it covers, how to choose appropriate record retention periods, and how the policy promotes good governance practices. An effective record retention policy helps staff, board...

New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

Policies in Practice: Conflicts of Interest

In this webinar, we discuss CAPLAW’s Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Boards and Senior Staff of both CAAs with Head Start and CAAs without Head Start, including managing potential gray areas. An effective conflict of interest policy helps CAA board members and staff navigate conflicts that...

Sample Record Retention Policy

Sample Procurement Policy

This sample procurement policy is intended to help Community Action Agencies (CAAs) comply with the federal rules and regulations related to procurement transactions. You should review this sample policy thoughtfully and modify it to meet the needs of your organization and to comply with any...

New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

Policies in Practice: Procurement

In this webinar, we discuss CAPLAW’s new Sample Procurement Policy for CAAs, the Uniform Guidance requirements for procurement, and how to apply the policy in a CAA’s day-to-day purchasing and vendor selection decisions. An effective procurement policy is a pillar of sound fiscal management,...

New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

OMB Proposes Revisions to the Uniform Guidance

On January 22, 2020, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced proposed revisions to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), 2 C.F.R. Part 200, that would affect all federal grant recipients,...

New FASB Reporting Rules: CAA Boards

Policies in Practice: Whistleblower

In this webinar, we discuss CAPLAW’s updated Sample Whistleblower Policy, how the policy should be administered to protect whistleblowers and ensure prompt internal investigations, as well as the legal framework governing whistleblowers under grant requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other federal...