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.

Training & Orientation Tool for Nonprofit CAA Boards

Training & Orientation Tool for Nonprofit CAA Boards

This presentation was created in response to a need in the network for training and orientation materials that state Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) offices, state associations, and individual Community Action Agencies (CAAs) can use to educate their own boards and staff that work with the...

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Boards (Head Start)

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Boards (Head Start)

CAPLAW's Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for a Board of Directors of a CAA with a Head Start program helps boards manage conflicts of interest as required under the federal CSBG Act and Head Start Act. CAAs can use these templates to update their own policies for compliance and to ensure...

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Boards (Head Start)

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Senior Staff (Head Start)

CAPLAW's Sample Conflict of Interest Policy for Senior Staff of a CAA with a Head Start program helps senior staff manage conflicts of interest as required under the federal CSBG Act and Head Start Act. CAAs can use these templates to update their own policies for compliance and to ensure greater...

Sample Subrecipient Pre-Award Risk Assessment Tool

Sample Subrecipient Pre-Award Risk Assessment Tool

CAPLAW's Sample Pre-Award Risk Assessment Tool helps a CAA conduct the required pre-award risk assessment prior to subawarding federal funds. The tool also describes the differences between a subcontractor and subrecipient relationship under the Uniform Guidance.

Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

Working with Community Action Agencies (CAAs) on legal matters can sometimes be challenging for outside counsel. The myriad of federal grants that CAAs receive requires compliance with layers of requirements that can make seemingly simple issues more involved and complex. In this two-part webinar...

WIOA Resource Guide

WIOA Resource Guide

This guide is intended to help CAAs find resources related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This resource serves as a one-stop center for the myriad of WIOA requirements in statutes, regulations, and guidance from multiple federal agencies.

Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

Mergers as a Strategy for Success

Many nonprofit organizations view mergers as a last resort, a reaction to financial distress or leadership vacuum. But what if CAA leaders considered mergers proactively—as a way to encourage organizational growth, strengthen effectiveness, replicate best practices—and to do so in a cost-effective...

Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

An Exploration of Shared Administrative Services

Faced with government budget cuts and increased competition for funding, CAAs are exploring various alternatives for sharing or combining resources to reduce their operational costs and increase their efficiency and effectiveness. Sharing administrative services with another organization can also...

Legal Issues Unique to CAAs

Political Activity: Playing by the Rules

This webinar discusses the laws that govern how CAAs engage in political activity, and will address questions such as:What is political campaign activity and how is it different from lobbying and advocacy?Can our CAA get involved with activities like voter registration, voter education, candidate...