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Crosswalk of the CSBG Organizational Standards and Head Start Performance Standards

This crosswalk is intended to be a practical tool for CAAs, highlighting ways that board and staff members can leverage the intersection between the two sets of requirements to demonstrate compliance with the rules of both programs.

CAAs are encouraged to use the Crosswalk, which is an editable spreadsheet, to track internal compliance efforts. The Introduction to the Crosswalk provides a brief overview of the CSBG Organizational Standards and the Head Start Performance Standards, as well as suggestions on how to use the Crosswalk.

CAPturing the Power of the Sun

While low-income communities have not been included in most of the deployment of clean energy technology, Greater Bergen CAA in Hackensack, NJ has developed an award-winning community solar energy enterprise. Recognized by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council as the 2015 Community Renewables Project of the Year, CAP Solar has installed 2 MW of solar power on 36 non-profit buildings.

Minimizing Organizational Risk in Energy Programs and Partnerships

Presentation from the 2018 CAP Management and Leadership Conference from the NASCSP energy team. Discusses roles and responsibilities of various levels within the network and at an agency with strategies to minimize risk at the agency level.

Case Study: Fresno EOC Single Family Solar

Overview of the CA solar program coordinated with WAP using Cap and Trade dollars.

Case Study: Health Homes at NECAC

Overview of NECAC’s program coordinating WAP with environmental assessments and asthma education.

Case Study: United CAP Cooperation with Co-Ops

Overview of efforts for MN Weatherizers to coordinate WAP and energy counseling utilizing Co-Op funding.

Putting Research into Practice: Two-Gen Practice and Opportunity Youth

Most two‐generation approaches focus on parents and young children, leaving vulnerable adolescents – including the 6.7 million 16 to 24‐ year olds who are neither working nor in school – without support. These “Opportunity Youth” face many obstacles to employment and self‐sufficiency and often come from backgrounds of entrenched poverty and instability.

ICF has synthesized research and resources below from the field on two‐generation approaches for opportunity youth, organized into four categories: Two‐Generation Program Need, Opportunity Youth Program Need, Promising Practices for Implementation, and Example Programs.

Access to Solar: Project Updates and Consumer Protection Cautions

Panel presentation from 2018 Annual Convention gave background on the consumer protection issues that accompany the growth of solar installations, with advice for state and local WAP networks in strategizing potential solar projects with reference to the differences between community solar, multi-family solar, and single family rooftop solar.

Current Utility Regulatory Issues and How You Can Respond

Panel presentation from 2018 Annual Convention discussing the major issues and key arguments for low-income advocates with specific attention to what state and local WAP networks should know and how they can engage on these issues.

Designing and Implementing Integrated Energy Assistance Programs

Presentation at the 2018 Annual Convention from Energy Outreach Colorado, an organization that has been a leading expert on issues impacting low-income energy consumers, and through strong public and private partnerships, has helped raise and leverage hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce energy costs and usage for low-income Coloradans. The organization also actively advocates for affordable energy policies including low-income community solar gardens

WAP Monitoring: The State Perspective and Ways Subgrantees Can Prepare

NASCSP and Michigan Education and Training Center staff shared important reminders on the roles and responsibilities within each level of Weatherization with specific attention to understanding the motivation behind state processes and strategies ensuring a strong grantee-subgrantee relationship.

ROMA Next Gen “Beyond the Basics”–

This module is designed to support a local Community Action Agency as they conduct, analyze, and compile a comprehensive CNA. It is intended to guide and enhance the process and final result of the CNA, as well as how it connects to other agency processes. It will also touch on how agencies can share and utilize their CNA for decision making, community partnerships, advocacy, grant writing, and planning

 

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