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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.

Sample Confidentiality Agreement

Sample Confidentiality Agreement

Organizations that are possibly merging or sharing services may choose to enter into an agreement to protect any confidential information shared or exposed before and throughout the transaction. Organizations should review this sample confidentiality agreement thoughtfully and modify it as needed...

Shared Services between Two Minnesota CAAs

Shared Services between Two Minnesota CAAs

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. The case study is based on CAPLAW's interviews with Paul Carlson and Harlan Tardy, the current and former...

Shared Services between Two Minnesota CAAs

Merger between an Arizona CAA and Non-CAA

This case study presents an example of a parent-subsidiary merger between a small, non-profit CAA facing significant financial challenges and a larger, more financially robust non-profit organization providing overlapping social services in the same service area. The case study is based on...

Step-by-Step Guide for Davis-Bacon Act Compliance

Step-by-Step Guide for Davis-Bacon Act Compliance

This quick and easy guide to Davis-Bacon compliance information includes sample contracts and payroll forms for weatherization assistance program subgrantees, their contractors, and subcontractors.

Weatherization ARRA Update

Weatherization ARRA Update

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA") signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009 provided an additional $5 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program ("WAP") to be obligated by September 30, 2010. As a result of this increase in funding, many Community Action...

Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: Governance + Financial

Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: Governance + Financial

This six-section toolkit is intended to assist boards and management in their collaborative efforts to build well-governed and effective Community Action Agencies (CAAs).The toolkit includes case scenarios and examples to help you understand and apply the principles discussed. Many of the sections...

Step-by-Step Guide for Davis-Bacon Act Compliance

CAA Leader’s Legal Guide

The legal framework that governs both public and nonprofit Community Action Agencies (CAAs) as recipients of federal grant funds is vast. This guide aims to give leaders of CAAs - the board and the executive management - an overview of some of the legal requirements that they will work with on a...

Step-by-Step Guide for Davis-Bacon Act Compliance

Do the Right Thing: Culture of Compliance + Ethics

In the face of increased scrutiny, it's more important than ever for Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to establish and maintain a strong ethical culture within their organizations. CAAs are also being held to higher standards of accountability in terms of their ability to exercise effective...

Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: Governance + Financial

CSBG Training Tool for Nonprofit CAA Boards

One way to empower a CAA board is to give it the tools it needs to educate itself. With this in mind, CAPLAW has created a self-training tool to provide a nonprofit CAA board with the guidance and information it needs to teach itself about the Community Service Block Grant Act (CSBG) tripartite...