October 13, 2022




"County Connections" clips available for use

CCAP recently published segments of the first episode of "County Connections" on its newly launched YouTube channel. The segments are focused on educating viewers about county government's role conducting elections from start to finish.

These segments can be used on social media platforms, email blasts or any type of correspondence to reach colleagues, legislators or the general public.

Here are some, but not all, of the featured segments: 

2022 CCAP Fall Conference

Thank you to everyone who has already registered for the 2022 CCAP Fall Conference. So far, we have representation from 42 of our 67 counties!


Please visit the Conference web page to see the many educational and networking opportunities on the agenda.


Limited number of overnight rooms at The Hotel Hershey

CCAP members responded right away and our hotel room block is almost sold out! Saturday night’s rooms are sold out and there are a limited number of rooms left for Sunday and Monday. At this point, we recommend calling the Reservations team directly at (855) 729-3108 to make your reservation instead of booking online. The deadline to secure any available rooms at our discounted rate is Tuesday, October 18; after October 18, any available rooms are released and our discounted rate will no longer be honored.


Conference Registration

If you have not already registered for the Conference, you can do so here. Take advantage of early-bird pricing by registering by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11.

Webinar: 988, 911, and coordinated crisis response in PA

On Thursday, October 27 at noon, the Pennsylvania Stepping Up Technical Assistance Center will host a webinar, a representative from Pennsylvania’s 988/911 planning subcommittee will provide an overview of the subcommittee and speak about the subcommittee’s efforts related to 988 and 911 coordination in PA.

Register here.

Department of Homeland Security opens NOFO

for cybersecurity grants program

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity is now open, and applications are due by November 15th.

The program will provide $1 billion in funding over four years to fund cybersecurity planning and implementation costs.

NACo has released a blog on the program herestates will apply under the open NOFO, but local governments will ultimately receive 80% of total grant funds via pass-through 45 days after the state has received grant funds.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

PEMA is working on their next iteration of the state Hazard Mitigation Plan and are soliciting feedback from stakeholders (counties are very much a part of this). More information on the process and the link to the survey can be found here: All-Hazard Mitigation Plan (pa.gov).

FEMA releases local elected and appointed 

officials guide

FEMA is releasing the “Local Elected and Appointed Officials Guide: Roles and Resources in Emergency Management”. This guide makes it easier for senior officials to understand, prepare for and execute their leadership responsibilities to help mitigate community risks; save lives; protect property; and recover from disasters.

For more resources and upcoming webinars, click here

Grants available for youth justice 

advisory board council pilot

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announced the availability of $350,000 of state Violence and Delinquency Prevention Programs (VDPP) Funds.

Funding is available for eligible applicants to support up to four organizations for a Youth Justice Advisory Board Council (YJAB-C) Pilot Initiative. The purpose of this funding is to establish and coordinate county-based Youth Justice Advisory Board Councils (YJAB-Cs) across the Commonwealth.

Submit your CCAP member tagline!

A tagline reinforces identity in a few short, powerful words that are memorable and communicate our most important benefits or advantages. Our current tagline – The Voice of Pennsylvania Counties Since 1886 – is well known by members, staff, and other audiences.


As we think about our new mission and vision statements, we want to be sure that our tagline still reflects what’s most important to us and what we want others to remember about CCAP. It may be that our existing tagline is still the best fit for us, but it’s also great to explore new possibilities! 


Submit your tagline suggestions here by November 30.

October is National Retirement Security Month

Saving for retirement is a marathon — a long-term investment toward the future. Nationwide wants to help participants understand the importance of "sticking with it" in order to reach their retirement goals. 

There are now prepared materials that you can use with your participants to encourage them to create and rely on a retirement game plan. Nationwide has created four email messages that can be sent to your employees. 

The link below takes you to the National Retirement Security Month. Enjoy the page and as you scroll to the bottom remember to download the kit. This will contain the four emails for your employees. 

National Retirement Security Month (nrsforu.com)

NACo webinars

Upcoming NACo webinars include:

October 17, 3:00pm

October 20, 2:00pm

October 26, 3:00pm

Recordings of webinars from the past six months are available. To access these recordings, or for additional details and course registration information, please visit naco.org/education-events.


To submit a county job posting, refer to the CCAP Job Postings webpage, where you'll find the jobs below and possibly others posted since the preparation of this e-newsletter.

For information on submitting a job posting contact Mandi Glantz.