October 7, 2020

  • SCACAP September Meetings Recap
  • SCACAP Job Openings
  • SCACAP Acts As An Information, Resource & Referral Center
  • Statewide Partnership Update: SC Energy Office
  • SCACAP Recruitment for CCAP 2021 Cohort
  • SCACAP ROMA Update
  • Census 2020: A Call To Action Reminder
  • 2020 Mid-Fall Training Virtual Conference
Overview and Results of SCACAP's Statewide CSBG/LIHEAP Workgroup & ROMA Outcome Management Group (OMG) Forum
SCACAP would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for participating in our Virtual 2020 Statewide CSBG/LIHEAP Workgroup & ROMA Outcome Management Group (OMG) Forum on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 2:30 pm. We were pleased to have nearly 70 participants from the 14 local SC CAAs making this forum a great success. 
The key speakers were Dr. Aaron Wicks, CCAP, NCRT, Vice President of Organizational Capacity Building at the National Community Action Partnership, Ms. Melissa McClain, RPIC Lead from Kentucky, and Dr. Barbara Mooney, Director of the National ROMA Peer to Peer Training Network.
We look forward to our collaborative efforts with the SC Community Action and Head Start Network in improving the lives of our vulnerable individuals and families in South Carolina, one day and individual at a time.

For more information, please contact the State Association Office, as the statewide convener of Training and Technical Assistance for the network, at 803-771-9404 or jmcmoore@scacap.org.
Overview of SCACAP (State Association) &
SC Head Start Collaboration (SCHSCO)
Joint Board/Committee Forum
As a part of the mutual agreement held with South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, Inc. (SCACAP) and the SC Head Start Collaboration Office (SCHSCO), SCACAP convened a Joint Board/Committee Forum with the SCHSCO on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 10:30 am via ZOOM. The purpose was to discuss emerging trends, common threads, and SCHSCO priorities impacting the CAA and Head Start programs.
For more information regarding the SCHSCO and its priorities, please contact
Mary Lynne Diggs, Director of the SC Head Start Collaboration Office.
SCACAP Spotlights Early Head Start Child-Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) Provider
In each edition of The Hub, SCACAP shares best practices and spotlights these best practices of SCACAP's Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP). This issue of The Hub will spotlight two (2) of SCACAP's EHS Child Care Partners: Little Smurf's and Wright Way CDC. We are spotlighting these centers for creating an innovative way to continue delivering services such as Health and Nutrition Services and Educational Services to the children and their families of our EHS-CCP Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Little Smurf's, Georgetown County
Little Smurf's created "Parent Packets" to provide their families with the educational encouragement necessary to keep students engaged while at home. The packet includes a Teacher/Student Virtual Schedule, the EHS 2020-2021 Calendar, a newsletter, learning materials, and food/diaper care packages information.
The staff at Little Smurf's prepared arts and crafts materials such as crayons, markers, construction paper, and paint for the parents and students to work with while at home. The materials will be refilled as needed.
Wright Way CDC, Orangeburg County
Wright Way CDC delivered a food/care package to the homes of their EHS children and families. These care packages consisted of a snack bags, wipes, baby lotion, and more (see picture below).
SCACAP is now recruiting for the following positions:

  • Teacher Mentor in Georgetown County (part-time)
  • Teacher Mentor in the Upstate Area (part-time)
  • Staff Accountant
  • HR Generalist
  • Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
  • Compliance/Quality Assurance Specialist
Email resumes and cover letters to hr@scacap.org.
SCACAP receives numerous calls from across the state daily, where clients are requesting for services. SCACAP tracks these calls and refers the clients to local CAA's and organizations in their area. One of SCACAP's role is to provide Publicity, Outreach and Education, and Advocacy for the local CAA's and Head Start Network. We have compiled a report with the number of calls received during September 2020.
October is Energy Action Month!
As a way to celebrate October as Energy Action Month, the South Carolina Energy Office provided an Outreach Kit to help you join the celebration.

This kit includes:
  1. Short description
  2. Press release
  3. Graphics and logos
  4. Information on an Energy Saver Tool Demonstration webinar
  5. Potential tweets

Below is a highlight of what the Energy Office has planned to celebrate:

Energy Efficiency Day and SC Energy Hour was held October 7, 2020
As part of Energy Efficiency Day, the Energy Office encouraged public and private entities to take part in SC Energy Hour from 10:07 – 11:07 AM. This celebration can range from turning off lights in your home or building, to hosting a virtual talk about energy-saving benefits. Share what you’re doing during SC Energy Hour via social media with the hashtag #SCEnergyHour. Also, make sure to tag @SCEnergyOffice so we can share as well!

Energy Saver Tool Demonstration Webinar- October 14, 2020
Join the Energy Office on October 14, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM for an informational webinar and demonstration of the Energy Saver Tool on the EnergySaver.SC.GOV. 

Register Now for the Webinar held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to learn more about the Energy Saver Tool.
Join the Statewide Cohort &
Save Funds for Your Agency!
As the statewide convener of Training and Technical Assistance for the network, the State Association is always seeking ways to maximize and leverage resources. The Statewide Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAP) is one of such initiative, as it will save your agency hundreds of dollars by coordinating with the State Association to take advantage of the bundled rate rather than paying the individual registration fee per agency. 

SCACAP is pleased to announce the next Zoom meeting of the South Carolina 2021 CCAP Study Group to be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 via ZOOM, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
We have attached the CCAP Candidacy Enrollment and payment form for your information. There are currently four (4) new CCAP candidates for this year.

Examples of Savings with bundled fees
  • Individual fee per agency- 4 candidates @ 600.00 each = $2,400.00
  • Statewide Bundled rate - 4 candidates @ 375 each =$1,500.00

Please note that the bundle rate would save your agency $225.00 and $900.00 in state resources.
If you are interested in being a part of the SC CCAP Cohort for this year, please enroll NOW and participate in the next CCAP study group on October 8, 2020. This is also an excellent time for prior CCAP candidates to rejoin the statewide cohort.

If any new or additional employees are planning to join, please inform the State Association. Please know that CCAP is open to employees in ALL Programs in the network (CSBG, LIHEAP, Head Start, Weatherization, and Administration).

We look forward to having you on the SC CCAP Team. 

Advantages of Becoming A CCAP
  • Gain national recognition for your Community Action achievements.
  • Enhance your credibility as an experienced Community Action leader.
  • Increase your advantage as you compete for higher positions in the Community Action field.

To learn more about the bundle rate or enrolling in the South Carolina 2021 CCAP Study Group, please contact the State Association Office at 803-771-9404 or jmcmoore@scacap.org.
SCACAP Provides Updated ROMA Participant Training Manuals for Local CAAs
As the statewide convener of Training and Technical Assistance for the network, the State Association (SCACAP) is always seeking ways to maximize and leverage resources. The Statewide Certified ROMA Trainer and Implementers cohort is one of such initiatives. Due to the pandemic, any qualified employee may apply now on line to www.roma-nptp.org to become a ROMA Trainer/Implementer, if approved, you will be connected with other candidates virtually from other states across the nation.  

The State Association (SCACAP) is taking advantages of the bundled rate for the purchase of the updated ROMA Participant Manuals. As part of our RPIC initiative, SCACAP is pleased to inform you that we have ordered 12 updated participants manuals for each of the 14 local community action agencies to assist in your training efforts for ROMA certification and/or recertification. These manuals should be arriving within the next two weeks.

We are also scheduling a webinar with the National Director of the ROMA NPTP project to give an update of changes to the ROMA training materials as a Refresher Course. We will notify you once we confirm that date. 

If you feel you would be an asset to our ROMA Training and Implementation Network, please complete an application on line at www.roma-nptp.org.

This is also an excellent time for prior ROMA candidates to renew their commitment to complete the ROMA certification/recertification for as we know in South Carolina, we never give up. 

To learn more about becoming a ROMA Trainer or Implementer, please contact the State Association Office at 803-771-9404 or jmcmoore@scacap.org.
Helping People, Changing Lives is Participating in the Census!
It appears census completion will continue through October 31! This is important in SC where we need more time to ensure every household is counted. For more information, please see here:

We understand that you have likely exhausted most of your community efforts and that’s okay. We encourage you to continue to share within your capacity and promote census completion. We still have a large amount of work to achieve a complete count in SC. The folks who have not responded yet are some of the most undercounted communities in our state. Anything that we can do to continue to lift up census completion as an important step to personal representation and securing critically needed resources for our communities is critical.
The legal battles over the census are not over and will continue, especially as it comes to determining the period for data cleaning to prepare for apportionment and redistricting. We will continue to provide you with updates as more information emerges.
SCCAP/SCSHSA Statewide Mid Fall Training Conference 2020 Is Well Underway And Will Be Virtual!
Based on the results of the pandemic, the South Carolina Community Action Partnership and the South Carolina State Head Start Association Annual Statewide Mid Fall Training Conference will be held November 30 - December 4, 2020. Please make your plans NOW to attend this dynamic and educational event.

We will continue to communicate and send updates about the conference and other training opportunities via email. Should you need additional information, please feel free to contact the State Association Office. For your utmost respect and cooperation, we remain. DO NOT MISS THIS EXCITIING AND EDUCATIONAL EVENT!
Conference Registration Deadline: November 19, 2020
SCACAP will apply all registration fees received from the Spring Conference to the Mid Fall Conference. If you have not registered, please click the link to access the conference registration form:
Request for Exhibitors/Sponsors Deadline:
November 19, 2020
We are offering opportunities for Corporate Sponsorship, Contributors, Exhibitors and Advertisers to participate in this statewide event. The sponsorship will increase the visibility, enhance its image and present opportunities for networking with various agencies, businesses, community stakeholders and partners from across the State.

SCACAP will apply all exhibitor/sponsorship fees received from the Spring Conference to the Mid Fall Conference. If you have not registered, please click the link to access the conference exhibitor/sponsorship form:

We look forward to seeing you at the conference! SCACAP is working and finding innovative solutions to continue fighting for economic security for our vulnerable population and to support the CAA, Head Start, and Weatherization agencies on the frontlines of this fight.
We hope you enjoyed this edition of The Hub. Look for Volume X to stay updated on SCACAP news. The Hub supports ALL of the programs in the Community Action, Head Start and Weatherization Networks.

If your agency would like to be featured in an upcoming volume of The Hub, send us your updates via email to thehub@scacap.org.
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SCACAP is a statewide nonprofit community-based organization that aims to develop and support programs to promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for income-eligible children, youth, individuals, and families. SCACAP serves as a State clearinghouse or hub for the Community Action, Head Start, and Weatherization Networks that provides various programs and services to meet the needs of our targeted population, such as comprehensive early care, housing, energy assistance and efficiency programs, crisis and case management, employment, income management Nutrition, youth and senior programs, and a myriad of other programs. SCACAP advocates for policies that strengthen program services, coordinates extensive training, professional development, statewide data compilation and analysis, reporting, communication and marketing, resource and partnership development, research and strategic planning, statewide outreach and education, and a plethora of other services to build the capacity to enrich service delivery. SCACAP also implements statewide community based programming and is currently a grantee of an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program in nine counties throughout the State of SC.