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Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

This FAQ addresses the question of whether employers can pay an employee from both the indirect rate and directly from the funding source. Because of the complexity of this issue, CAAs may find it useful to discuss its position with its independent auditor–and possibly fiscal staff at the...

Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

May Tripartite Board Members Use Alternates or Proxies?

When a board member is unable to attend a meeting, s/he may wish to either designate an alternate to serve in his or her place for that board meeting or establish a proxy, which often involves giving another person the authority to vote on his or her behalf for a specified number of board...

Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

WAP Deferrals and Suspected Illegal Activities

Neither the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Act nor the WAP regulations address denying or deferring weatherization services for otherwise eligible clients. Generally, state agencies administering WAP funds establish procedures and policies addressing when a WAP provider may deny...

Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

CSBG Carryover

This Q+A resource addresses frequently asked questions and commonly faced issues associated with the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) carryover requirements. It is important to note that the analysis does not represent the opinions of the federal Office of Community Services (OCS).

Can an Employee be Paid from an Indirect Rate and Directly?

CSBG Child Support Referrals

This Q+A resource addresses frequently asked questions and commonly faced issues associated with the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) child support referral requirements. It is important to note that the analysis does not represent the opinions of the federal Office of Community Services (OCS).

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

This case study examines how one state association was able to facilitate an exploration of sharing services among several Community Action Agencies in its state. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Elaine West, who at the time was the executive director of the Missouri Association...

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Merger of Two Minnesota CAAs

This case study presents an example of the combination of a CAA experiencing financial difficulties with a larger and healthier CAA. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Dr. Leah Pigatti, executive director of Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership (Muhabe-Otwa) in Minnesota, as...

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Merger Between a Nonprofit and a Public CAA

This case study presents an example of a merger between a nonprofit CAA and a public CAA. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Michael Thorsteinson, executive director of Three Rivers Community Action in Minnesota, as well as a review of Three Rivers Community Action’s website and...

Shared Services With State Association Involvement

Minnesota CSBG Office Encourages CAA Mergers

This case study explores what state CSBG offices can do to facilitate merger explorations among Community Action Agencies in their respective states. The case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with several staff members at the Minnesota Office of Economic Opportunity.