Weatherization ARRA Update

Weatherization ARRA Update

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009 provided an additional $5 billion for the Weatherization Assistance Program (“WAP”) to be obligated by September 30, 2010. As a result of...
CAA Leader’s Legal Guide

CAA Leader’s Legal Guide

The legal framework that governs both public and nonprofit Community Action Agencies (CAAs) as recipients of federal grant funds is vast. This guide aims to give leaders of CAAs – the board and the executive management – an overview of some of the legal...
CAA Leader’s Legal Guide

Do the Right Thing: Culture of Compliance + Ethics

In the face of increased scrutiny, it’s more important than ever for Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to establish and maintain a strong ethical culture within their organizations. CAAs are also being held to higher standards of accountability in terms of their...
Tips for Responding to ICE Inquiries

Tips for Responding to ICE Inquiries

Preparation is crucial when it comes to an unannounced visit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to your Community Action Agency (CAA) or Head Start Center. The following resources cover tips for responding to immigration officials who show up at your...
The New Public Charge Rule and its Implications

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...