If you missed the webinar on Module 3- Community Level, you can view the recordinghere.
CSBG Allocation Letter
We are awaiting our quarterly funding/allocation letter from HHS. As soon as we have it in hand, we will generate and send out your 2016-17 contracts. We will work to turn it around as quickly as possible. Your cooperation in signing and returning the documents for quick processing is greatly appreciated
ROMA Next Generation Comment Period
The ROMA Next Generation framework builds on ROMA principles and practices to support CSBG Agencies and states as you gather and use data at all points of the ROMA Cycle. The ROMA Next Generation framework has led to the proposed CSBG Annual Report. The CSBG Annual Report contains the ROMA Next Gen components and performance management framework, and is currently under review during a 60 day comment period. The 60-day comment period began on June 16, 2016 and will end on August 15, 2016. OCS issued a Dear Colleague Letter on June 16th which contains guidance on submitting feedback. You can find the proposed CSBG Annual Report here.
Organizational Standards Update
The Organizational Standards Database system is now active! A representative of each agency should have received an email last week with instructions on how to create a username and a password for your agency. It is important that only one person from each agency initially reset the password. That password can then be sent out to anyone in the agency that will have access to the system.
July 1st was the original upload date for documentation. We are extending this and asking that all documentation be uploaded throughout the month of July, and staff will begin reviewing the documentation in August. Your Program Staff Member will discuss the process for reviewing the documentation with your agency during the month of July. As you log into the system and begin uploading documentation, don't hesitate to contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Also, the Settanni Group has great support and is willing to help walk you through any issues or problems you might be having.
Finally, additional reporting capabilities are being built right now! A demographics report (with same info in it) will be ready by the time of the first quarterly report. Financial reporting will be available soon. Demos will be set up as these parts of the system are finalized.
Department of Labor Overtime Law Information
What Will the DOL Overtime Rule Mean for You?
To read the Final Rule from DOL, click here. To read the DOL Fact Sheet for Nonprofits, click here. To read the DOL Guidance for Nonprofits, click here. Department of Labor is offering free webinars on the rules for nonprofits. Registration information can be found here, as well as recordings of earlier webinars. Additionally the Independent Sector has a webinar series on the overtime rules for nonprofits, a panel of sector experts held strategy sessions that will help your organization manage the proposed expansion of overtime coverage.
The State CSBG Office has submitted the AmeriCorps VISTA application, thank you to the 7 agencies who have supplied information and are included in our application!
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Tri-County Community Action "Opportunity Park"
June 25, 2016, will be remembered as the launch of "Opportunity Park" in Halifax County, Virginia. Tri-County Community Action Agency, along with seventeen (17) other community partners offered individuals a tour of local community resources that help people reach self-sufficiency goals. Each organization presented programs that offered support, motivation, and guidance to equip individuals and families with possibilities for the achievement of their success. Participants were given an "Opportunity Map" that helped them identify key areas where assistance was needed.
Financial and economic opportunities,
Career and workplace opportunities,
Education and development opportunities
Health and wellness opportunities,
Spiritual and motivational opportunities,
Social and recreational opportunities
Community support and emergency services opportunities
To learn more about the "Opportunity Park", download the 2016 Report.