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Indirect Cost Q+A

Indirect Cost Q+A

This Q+A was created pursuant to the webinar series CAPLAW offered earlier this year, Ins and Outs of Indirect Costs Under the Super Circular. We received over 60 questions relating to indirect costs during and after the series and have attempted to answer many of those questions in this Q+A. The...

Indirect Cost Q+A

What is FAFTA and a CAA’s Obligation to Comply?

FFATA stands for the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, which requires information on federal awards to be made publicly available via a single, searchable website, www.USASpending.gov. This FAQ discusses if CAAs are required to comply with FFATA's reporting requirements.

Indirect Cost Q+A

Applying the ACA to Short-Term Employees

With summer approaching and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in full swing, CAAs may be faced with questions about how the ACA applies to summer or other temporary workers. This set of Frequently Asked Questions addresses the applicability of the ACA to employees who are not traditional year-round...

Indirect Cost Q+A

WIOA Supersedes WIA: A Review of the Changes

On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA, or the Act), which is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to...

Indirect Cost Q+A

Serving Individuals with Limited English Proficiency

This FAQ addresses commonly asked questions about serving individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP), including what is expected of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) with respect to LEP individuals, how CAAs should assess what language assistance services to provide, and what information...

Indirect Cost Q+A

Should an Executive Director be a Voting Member of a CAA Board?

If the Community Action Agency (CAA) runs a Head Start program, the answer is no; the Head Start Act prohibits board members serving as paid staff of the organization. Even for CAAs without Head Start, however, CAPLAW does not recommend making the executive director a voting board member.

Indirect Cost Q+A

The New Public Charge Rule and its Implications

After a lengthy comment process and the litigation of several preliminary injunctions attempting to block its implementation, the Department of Homeland Security’s new “public charge rule” is currently in effect in all states. With the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn resulting...

Indirect Cost Q+A

Working with an Elected Public Official’s Representative

Elected public officials serve a crucial role on a Community Action Agency’s (CAA) tripartite board. Not only do they raise awareness of poverty in the community and at various levels of government, they are also integral in fostering close coordination between local public agencies and Community...

Indirect Cost Q+A

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...