November/December

2020 LIHEAP Contract

On November 1st, 2019 the Office of Community Services, Division of Energy Assistance announced the release of approximately $3.32 billion of the Fiscal Year 2020 LIHEAP funds to the states, which reflects 90 percent of the funds available under the CR to grantees at...

2020 CSBG Budget Update

As the release of this newsletter, the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend government spending through December 20, 2019. California has the authority to expend 9.2 million of the available first quarter CSBG funds for Federal Fiscal Year 2020 which...

Farewell, Director Stout

As many of you know, Director Linné Stout will be retiring in December 2019, after eight years with the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD), and 37 years in state service. She was appointed Director of CSD by Governor Brown in May 2013. Prior to...

PG&E Power Shut Off Impacts

Many counties throughout the state are feeling the impacts of utility Public Safety Power Shut offs (PSPS), a strategy that utility companies are implementing to reduce wildfire threats. Power outages are an inconvenience to many of us, but they are particularly...

Advocacy in 2020

The CalCAPA Education, Legislative, and Advocacy Committee (ELAC) chaired by Maria Elena De La Garza, Executive Director of Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, has been working diligently to create an advocacy plan for CalCAPA in 2020. In addition to the...

T/TA 2020

T/TA 2020 CalCAPA Academy Region-wide expansion CalCAPA Academy will expand regionally in 2020. The Region IX RPIC has established a core Moodle Committee and is actively seeking more input from Agencies, State Offices, and National Support groups. To be considered...

2019 T/TA Year in Review

2019 T/TA Year in Review CalCAPA T/TA had an exciting year full of new product development and taking on challenges in new areas. We began with the launch of an all-new learning management system based on the Moodle technology called CalCAPA Academy. We introduced a...

September/October

Executive Director Development Program

On October 1, 2019, CalCAPA and the California CSBG State Office (CSD) are launching a joint training program designed for top-level leaders of CSBG funded organizations. The 18-month program guides new and prospective executive directors, CEOs, or similar...

CalCAPA Connect: Community-Level Communication

CalCAPA Connect is a communication hub for California-based community action. Built on the Slack platform, CalCAPA Connect provides a place for communication channels based on a topic - similar to a web forum or email list, but far more powerful and easy to use....

T/TA Announcement: Community-Level Work – Part 2 Webinar

Do you have questions about reporting requirements for the CSBG Annual Report Modules 3 & 4? This second of two webinars, to be held on October 30th, will answer all of your questions surrounding Community-Level Work, how it differs from Individual and Family programs...

T/TA Announcement: NCRI November 2019 Cohort Scholarships

CalCAPA is offering 12 scholarships for ROMA Implementor Certification to qualifying California CAAs. Agencies that would like to nominate a staff member to become a Nationally Certified ROMA Implementor (NCRI) must complete an application by October 4, 2019, for...

July/August

Get Connected! Grant

Today, high-speed Internet (broadband) access is essential for homework, employment applications, job training, health services, and civic activities.  Yet 31% of Californians do not have high-speed Internet and a computer at home. Too many low-income, rural, and...

Your Money, Your Goals Cohort

Your Money, Your Goals is designed to provide more intensive support for consumer financial empowerment efforts. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 cohort, more information and the application can be found...

California Health Report

A proposal to change poverty calculations could cause 60,000 Californians to lose public benefits. To read the full article please click...

T/TA Announcement: NCRI November 2019 Cohort Scholarships

CalCAPA is offering 12 scholarships for ROMA Implementor Certification to qualifying California CAAs. Agencies that would like to nominate a staff member to become a Nationally Certified ROMA Implementor (NCRI) must complete an application by October 4, 2019, for...

Self-Enrollment in Online Board Training

Thank you to the many CAA boards interested in increasing their knowledge about what it means to be a board member in the network! We have received some feedback about getting access to the training. Here are the details on logging into CalCAPA Academy for new users -...

T/TA Announcement: Community-Level Work – Part 1 Webinar

CalCAPA and NASCSP are hosting a Region IX training session on the topic of community-level work. On Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 – 11:30 AM join NASCSP presenters Pamela Harrison and Maribeth Schneber-Rhemrev for the first of two webinars to identify your most pressing...

T/TA Announcement: CalCAPA Academy

CalCAPA is pleased to announce the official launch of CalCAPA Academy, a Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS) designed for California's Community Action Agencies. A fundamental goal for CalCAPA is to provide Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) to its...

May/June

SB 298

SB 298 pending in the state legislature sets a goal of cutting California’s child poverty rate in half by 2039. Nearly one in five children in California under 18 years old, or nearly 2 million kids, live in poverty. A bill pending in the state legislature sets an...

2019 CalCAPA Network Needs Assessment Results

To view the data used to compile this report, please click...

March/April

T/TA Announcement: ROMA Implementor Certification

*Scholarship request deadline extended to May 8, 2019. SACRAMENTO, CA - CalCAPA is offering 24 scholarships for ROMA Implementor Certification in 2019 to qualifying California-based community action agencies. Agencies that would like to nominate a staff member to...

Region IX Pathways to Excellence Training 2019

Region IX is planning to bring a Pathways to Excellence training session to the area! A minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 agencies can be accepted to the cohort. To register for the training, contact Jarle Crocker at jcrocker@communityactionpartnership.com. Pathways is...

Legislative Breakfast & Conference 2019

2019 CalCAPA Legislative Breakfast & Conference was occurred at Sheraton Grand Hotel in Downtown Sacramento, CA on May 13th to 15th.  Images will be uploaded on our CalCAPA Facebook account shortly. Sample Legislative Breakfast & Conference...

January/February

California Community Action Agency Needs Assessment

CalCAPA will be conducting a comprehensive needs assessment of California Community Action Agencies in March 2019. CalCAPA engaged the services of Lucy Hernandez to establish a solid foundation for our approach. The initial assessment will consist of an online survey...

2018 T/TA Year in Review

2018 marked a year of significant transitions for CalCAPA Training & Technical Assistance. CalCAPA partnered with the Department of Community Services and Development to provide T/TA services in 24 unique engagements including significant support for Shasta and San...

2018 Annual Conference Report

SANTA ROSA, CA – On November 13-15th, 2018, California Community Action Partnership Association (CalCAPA) hosted our annual conference in Santa Rosa, California at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country. This three-day event included two sponsors; Community Action...

Census Project

The Census Bureau does specialized surveys in addition to the 2020 nationwide Census. There are many types of jobs, some hiring now and some hiring in 2019 and some not until 2020. This e-mail is to focus your attention on these jobs, and to point you to some sources...

2019 Post-conference Debrief Calls

Did you miss the live post-conference debrief call? Check the post for a recording featuring a panel of conference attendees and other guests.

ROMA Training for CAA Staff | Feb. 27, 2019

CalCAPA is sponsoring a Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Training session at the Kings Community Action Organization facility on February 27, 2019. The training session delivered by ROMA Certified Trainer, PJ Davis, will: review key aspects of...

CalCAPA T/TA Consultant Pool 2019-2021

CalCAPA is now accepting proposals for its Training & Technical Assistance Consultant pool for 2019-2021 contracts. Initial selection will begin February 15, 2019, and contracts will be awarded by March 15, 2019. Ideal candidates for the Consultant Pool will...