Select Page

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 ability to exercise effective financial oversight and stewardship to comply systematically with the many rules that apply to their operations, including the requirements of the CSBG Organizational Standards. CAPLAW’s updated version of its publication, Do the Right Thing: How CAAs Can Cultivate a Culture of Compliance and High Ethical Standards, helps CAAs adopt policies and procedures that implement an effective compliance and ethics system, as well as discusses ways that CAAs can manage risk and ensure programmatic, fiscal, and governance compliance with the CSBG Organizational Standards. Through interviews with CAAs, links to resources from compliance and ethics experts, and sample documents, this publication offers practical steps CAA boards and management can take to ensure that their organizations operate effectively and in compliance with the requirements that apply to them.

Related Resources:

Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: Governance + Financial

Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: Governance + Financial

This six-section toolkit is intended to assist boards and management in their collaborative efforts to build well-governed and effective Community Action Agencies (CAAs).The toolkit includes case scenarios and examples to help you understand and apply the principles...

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 requirements that...

Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: Governance + Financial

CSBG Training Tool for Nonprofit CAA Boards

One way to empower a CAA board is to give it the tools it needs to educate itself. With this in mind, CAPLAW has created a self-training tool to provide a nonprofit CAA board with the guidance and information it needs to teach itself about the Community Service Block Grant...