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Minnesota Community Action Merger Laws

Minnesota Community Action Merger Laws

This sample law contains provisions of Minnesota’s Community Action statute and regulations that address CAA mergers. Minnesota’s Community Action statute contains a section enacted in 2014 addressing the problem of two CAAs merging and the resulting merged CAA receiving a lower amount of CSBG...

Changing Needs and Expectations for CFOs in Community Action

Changing Needs and Expectations for CFOs in Community Action

What does it take to be truly effective as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Community Action? The answer for most CAAs goes way beyond the basics–an excellent knowledge of accounting principles, OMB Circular requirements, and specific funding source compliance issues. Today’s CFO must also be an...

Changing Needs and Expectations for CFOs in Community Action

Federal Grant Rules Relating to Legal Costs

Because Community Action Agencies (CAAs) face numerous and varied legal issues every day, developing productive relationships with attorneys is essential to the success of any CAA. An attorney is better equipped to facilitate this relationship and provide a CAA with legal services and solutions if...

Changing Needs and Expectations for CFOs in Community Action

Critical Indicators for CAA Sustainability

Discover new tools that CAAs are using to focus board attention on their organization's most important financial choices and challenges. In this session, we will explore strategies to build your board's understanding of your CAA's current financial health and the increased emphasis that funders...

Changing Needs and Expectations for CFOs in Community Action

Employment Laws Affecting Staffing Options

Preparing for uncertain times is not always easy. CAAs are often faced with potential funding cuts and program changes that affect their most valuable resource, their employees. Don’t wait until you are faced with these difficult scenarios to assess your CAA’s staffing options. This webinar covers...

Changing Needs and Expectations for CFOs in Community Action

Are You in Compliance with the ACA?

This webinar covers the latest developments in implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on employer-sponsored health plans. Topics discussed include provisions currently in effect, such as the 90-day waiting period limit, as well as upcoming requirements such as the “pay or play”...

Minnesota Community Action Merger Laws

Sample Political Activity Policy

This is a sample political activity policy that Community Action Agencies (CAA) may use as a starting place to create their own policy. You should review it carefully and edit as necessary to ensure that it meets the needs and practices of your organization and complies with any applicable state...

Health Care Reform “Pay or Play”

Health Care Reform “Pay or Play”

The federal health care reform law's so-called "pay or play" rules for employers take effect January 1, 2014. These rules require "large employers"–those with an average of 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees–to offer full-time employees and their dependents health insurance...