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.

Monitoring Map for CAAs

Monitoring Map for CAAs

This toolkit represents a collaborative effort between the Community Action Partnership (Partnership) and CAPLAW to provide timely training and technical assistance (T/TA) material about the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) monitoring process. The toolkit, titled Monitoring Map for CAAs: A...

Monitoring Map for CAAs

Cost Allocation: Red Flags and Remedies

This toolkit, created in collaboration with the National Community Action Partnership, is designed to help your Community Action Agency meet the requirements for cost allocation contained in Office of Management and Budget A-122 (OMB Circular A-122, now incorporated into the Code of Federal...

Merger of a New York CAA and Non-CAA

Merger of a New York CAA and Non-CAA

This case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Adrian Fassett, President/Chief Executive Officer of Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. (EOC) in Patchogue, New York, as well as a review of EOC’s website and its IRS Form 990.

Merger of a New York CAA and Non-CAA

Shared Services between Two Georgia CAAs

This case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Nancy Smith, Executive Director of Middle Georgia Community Action Agency, Inc. and Heart of Georgia Community Action Council, Inc., and a review of the management agreement between the two organizations and their annual reports.

Merger of a New York CAA and Non-CAA

Merger of a Maine CAA and Non-CAA

This case study is based on CAPLAW’s interview with Mike Tarpinian, Chief Executive Officer of the Opportunity Alliance in Portland, Maine, about the merger of a Community Action Agency, Peoples’ Regional Opportunity Program, Inc., with Youth Alternatives Ingraham to form the Opportunity...

Spotlight on Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits

Spotlight on Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits

Because of the intricacies of immigration and public benefits laws, it is often difficult for Community Action Agencies working with immigrants to assist them effectively. Controversial immigration laws in states such as Alabama and Arizona have caused additional confusion for CAAs and other human...

Spotlight on Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits

Purposeful Planning: Board & Staff Processes

Learn how to structure your planning processes to yield useful frameworks to guide financial, program, and leadership choices…and how to avoid unfocused, duplicative, unbearably long planning processes that drain resources and yield untouched doorstops. This interactive webinar explores practical...

Board Composition and Selection Best Practices

Board Composition and Selection Best Practices

Use this Board Composition and Selection Best Practices checklist to assess how your board elects board members, what your selection procedures you use, and whether the makeup of the board complies with the requirements of the federal CSBG Act.

Monitoring Map for CAAs

Bylaws Toolkit

CAPLAW’s Bylaws Toolkit is just what you need to make your organization’s bylaws clear, effective, and up-to-date. The toolkit outlines key concepts for your agency’s bylaws, such as the authority of the Board of Directors, petitions for board representation, replacement of directors due to...