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Uniform Guidance for New Leaders: Cost Principles

Uniform Guidance for New Leaders: Cost Principles

This webinar is Part 2 of the Uniform Guiding Light: Introducing New Leaders to the Uniform Administrative Requirements and Cost Principles for Federal Awards webinar series and addresses the Cost Principles of the Uniform Guidance. The two-part series covers the regulations governing the...

Uniform Guidance for New Leaders: Cost Principles

Head Start: Back to School

As the new program year begins and COVID-19 recovery efforts continue, Head Start and Early Head Start agencies face new challenges and opportunities. This webinar will help set you up for a successful program year, as we discuss recent Federal policy guidance and what it means for your agency. We...

Developing a Board Training Strategy

Developing a Board Training Strategy

This presentation was created to help the board of directors of a Community Action Agency (CAA), as well as individuals and organizations supporting the board, design a plan for providing training and orientation to the CAA’s board members regarding their roles and responsibilities. Many CAAs...

Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a multitude of unprecedented challenges for CAAs. One of the challenges that has spurred CAAs to innovate is the need to recruit and elect representatives of the low-income community to serve on the tripartite board.While serious obstacles to client engagement...

Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

As Community Action Agencies continue to adapt and evolve in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, their strategies for protecting employees from serious illness resulting from COVID-19 has shifted from mitigating the risk of transmission via measures like PPE and social distancing to...

Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Raising the Low-Income Voice

Since the inception of the Economic Opportunity Act, a fundamental goal of Community Action has been to provide low-income individuals with a voice in the administration of its poverty alleviating programs. With the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Act's call to achieve “maximum participation”...

Developing a Board Training Strategy

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

The COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous challenges for CAAs that impacted existing governance structures and practices. Due to widespread restrictions on gathering, many boards were unable to meet in person or had to postpone regular meetings. For a significant number of CAAs, the pandemic...

Uniform Guidance for New Leaders: Cost Principles

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...

Sample Attorney Engagement Letter

Sample Attorney Engagement Letter

This Sample Attorney Consultant Engagement Letter is an example of the type of agreement a CAA could enter into with outside counsel to obtain assistance on particular legal matters.