August 3, 2016 - In This Issue:
CSBG Allocation Letter
We are in the process of generating the 2016-17 CSBG contracts. You should receive the contracts in the next few days. Your cooperation in signing and returning the documents for quick processing is greatly appreciated. Remember, we can not process CSBG invoices until the contracts are executed, unless you have Carryover to cover the invoice.

You should have received the TANF Contract, for those who have signed and returned them, thank you! 
Donor Relations and Community Outreach Training 
Stop, Inc. is hosting a training on August 16, 2016 on Donor Relations and  Community Outreach. This training will be facilitated by Annette Lewis of TAP.  

To register or for more information contact Regina Lawrence at 757-858-1385.
Community Action Partnership National Award Comes to Virginia 
2016 Jayne Thomas Grass Roots Volunteer Award
Mr. Joseph Curry, Bay Aging Board Member, was selected to receive the 2016 Jayne Thomas Grass Roots Volunteer Award.

The Jayne Thomas Grassroots Volunteer Recognition Award was established by the Community Action Partnership in 1988 to acknowledge exemplary achievements in support of Community Action. The Award is named after Jayne Thomas, who was an outstanding community action leader with Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke, Virginia, and the Community Services Block Grant director for that state. The Jayne Thomas Grassroots Volunteer Recognition Award is given to an individual each year who has shown outstanding dedication and made extraordinary contributions to a Community Action Agency.

Mr. Curry will be presented with the award during the Awards Gala at the National Community Action Partnership Conference in Austin, TX.
CSBG Reporting
The 2015-2016 4th Quarter Report is due August 15th. Please send the reports electronically to

We are currently preparing the documents for the 2016-2017 Quarterly Reports. There will be a new outcomes report for the next program year. We are hosting a webinar to discuss the changes on Thursday, Aug. 25th at 10am

Join the meeting:

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 544-032-901

Finance Database Training Demo
The next section of CSBGreporter is now active. Finance staff should have all received an email with instructions on adding their budgets to the system. The next step is creating invoices and submitting those through CSBGreporter. There will be a webinar this FRIDAY, August 5th at 11am. It is important that finance staff attend this webinar to learn the new process of submitting invoices.

Please register for the webinar, once you register you will receive the call in information.
August At A Glance

August 3rd- State Plan Legislative Hearing
August 5th- Finance Database Webinar, 11am 
August 15th- 4th Quarter Reports due  
August 17th- Neighborhood Assistance Program Webinar, 10am 
August 25th- 2016-2017 Reporting Webinar, 10am 
August 30- September 2nd- Community Action Partnership Annual Convention
August is Child Support Awareness Month

Did you know States are mandated by the federal government to obtain support for children? In the last year the Division of Child Support Enforcement at the Virginia Department of Social Services managed more than 314,000 cases and collected more than $661 million on behalf of Virginia's children. Child support provides fund for food, shelter, education, clothing, and other costs involved in raising and nurturing children. Visit the Division of Child Support Enforcement's website for more information.
A little nonprofit humor to start August: 
A Development Director found
a magic lamp. A genie appeared and offered one wish. The DD said, "I wish for one million dollars to support my organization." Done, said the genie, come to your office tomorrow, and it'll be there. Next day, she came to the office, and when she opened the door, three million binder clips fell out. "WHAT IS THIS!" she said to the genie, "I asked for one million dollars!" Yes, said the genie, but you didn't specify that it couldn't be in-kind...

Network Highlight
HRCAP's Virginia Cares Program named 2016 Site of the Year
 A "Visionary Award" was presented to Hampton Roads Community Action Program, (HRCAP) at the Virginia CARES (VA CARES) annual statewide training in Roanoke, Virginia.  Currently the state VA CARES office has a network of eight (8) subcontracted sites throughout Virginia that administer the program. Hampton Roads Community Action Program operates one of the subcontracted sites. HRCAP was chosen as the 2016 Site of the Year for its "leading-edge spirit and creative approach to every pursuit, and for thinking in new and innovative ways."
HRCAP's VA CARES program enrolled 316 returning citizens from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Those returning citizens received services which included: support groups, job search, and potential placement, resume writing, assistance with obtaining IDs and birth certificates, housing search, transportation, case management, and food and clothing assistance. Of the 316 returning citizens enrolled in the program, 54% of them obtained employment. Read the full Press Release here.

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