April 1, 2020 is
National Census Day. A complete count in Pennsylvania is
critical. We want to make sure our communities' voices are heard in
government, and that we get our fair share of resources and federal
Currently, data collected in the last census are used to decide how
$675 billion in federal public funding is spent every year. Pennsylvania's communities get $26.8 billion
annually from just our 16 largest federally funded programs. That's
about $2,000 per Pennsylvanian each year. These numbers may change
depending on our 2020 U.S. Census count and could impact programs
like Medicare, CHIP, SNAP, school breakfasts and lunches, Head Start,
TANF, funding for our transportation infrastructure, housing, and
Join the effort to promote the 2020 Census so we can achieve a complete count for
Pennsylvania. There are many ways you can become involved: support
your local Complete Count Committee; mention the 2020 Census in
your mailings and newsletters; add information on your bills,
invoices, and receipts; hang posters and distribute flyers; and talk
to your partners, employees, customers, and stakeholders.
For more information and resources related to the 2020 U.S. Census,
please visit www.pa.gov/census. Text PACOUNTS to 898211 to
receive text message updates about the 2020 U.S. Census in either
English or Spanish. Standard data rates may apply.
In addition to the U.S. Census Bureau's outreach materials, download
and use Pennsylvania-specific materials in your county's
2020 Census promotions.
NACo Achievement Awards Open
There are less
than two months left to apply for the National Association of
Counties (NACo) 2020 Achievement Awards. It's time to showcase your
county's most innovative efforts! A non-competitive program, the NACo
Achievement Awards recognize outstanding county government programs
and services in 18 categories covering a vast range of county
By participating, your county can earn national recognition. The
"Best of Category" winners will be recognized on stage at
the 2020 NACo Annual Conference in Orange
County/Orlando, Fla. Visit here to begin your application. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
PCCD Grant Opportunity
Commission on Crime and Delinquency has announced funding for
the PA K12 Threat Assessment TA & Training Network and
Capital Case Indigent Defense and Violence and Delinquency Prevention Programs.
You must be
registered with PCCD to access the Egrants System. Once your registration is accepted, select the Login button.
Enter the User ID and Password established when you registered, and
Login to the system through the Egrants Production link. Then you
will see the User Management Profile Details page. You must save this
information in order to access the system.
ODP Survey Deadline February 7
The Office of
Developmental Programs Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special
Populations (ODP: BSASP), and the Autism Services, Education,
Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT) are conducting a survey
to learn more about training needs among providers across all systems
that support individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities,
developmental disabilities, and their families.
The data collected from this survey will be used by ODP to enhance
training that reflect the needs of provider and professional
organizations throughout the state.
This survey is anonymous, and any contact information provided will
be kept separately from your survey responses. Visit here to complete the survey by February 7.
DEA Publication Available
Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines
the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international
drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.
The publication provides a yearly assessment of the many drug abuse
and drug trafficking challenges local communities face. Highlights in
the report include usage and trafficking trends for drugs such as
prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and
the hundreds of synthetic drugs. New to this year's assessment is an
expanded section on gangs - including street gangs, prison gangs, and
outlaw motorcycle gangs - which now details gang activity
geographically by DEA field division.
The assessment factors in data from many sources, including drug
seizures, drug purity, laboratory analyses, information on the
involvement of organized criminal groups, and survey data provided to
DEA by state and local law enforcement agencies across the country.
Register for CCAP Spring
CCAP is proud to
present the 2020 Spring Conference at the Hilton Harrisburg, March 22-24.
At this time, the Opening Session is scheduled to include Secretary
of Aging Robert Torres. Scheduled breakout sessions include: Complex Cases
- Placing County Residents, County Assessment, Legislative
Update, Human Resource Fundamentals (and Essentials), Cyber
Attacks, AOPC's Language Access Programs, County Role in
Agriculture, Working Together as a Board, Human
Services, Creating a Dialogue Between the Board and
Technology, Citizen Engagement, and EMS. The closing session
will feature the always popular Legislative Panel. While in
Harrisburg, members are encouraged to contact their legislator
directly and to go to The Hill to represent their county and CCAP.
The deadline to register online is 4 p.m. on March 13. Registration
requests received after this deadline will be assessed a $25 late
The deadline to reserve your room at the Hilton Harrisburg for the
Conference group rate of $141 per room/per night plus 11 percent
tax is March 1, 2020 or until the room block is sold out,
whichever comes first. Availability, as well as the Conference rate,
cannot be guaranteed for reservations received after March 1.
Be sure to bookmark the Conference website for important agenda
updates. And, visit the website for CCAP contacts if you have
questions about the program, registration, vendors or the Academy.
For those who are current participants in the CCAP Academy for Excellence in County Government program, or
for anyone who enrolls in the Academy program before March 22, 2020
we are pleased to continue this special offer: register and attend
the 2020 CCAP Spring Conference and you will receive a refund of $20
mailed to you after the Conference!
Grant Writing Training in Butler County
A grant writing
class through Grant Writing USA will be held in Butler County on
February 24 and 25. A special tuition rate of $425 includes two days
of instruction, workbook, and access to Alumni Forum tools, helpful
discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Use discount
code "ASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full price at
registration. Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant
Writing USA returning alumni are also available. Complete event
details including learning objectives, class location, graduate
testimonials and online registration are available here.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
of Child Abuse Prevention Month, in April 2020 PA Family Support
Alliance will honor "Blue Ribbon Champions" from across the
commonwealth for their exceptional contributions to the prevention of
child abuse and neglect. Click here to nominate. Join PA Family Support
Alliance, state and local leaders, sponsors, volunteers, Champions
for Safe Kids, and the media for our award-winning tributes. Click here for calendar and registration
New CCAP Associate Members
CCAP in welcoming the following new associate members.
ANR provides innovative back-office solutions and services for
organizations to effectively fulfill their mission. ANR has extensive
experience working with nonprofit organizations, governmental
entities, managed care organizations, and for-profit businesses. Our
professional services allow your organization or business to reach
its full potential and maximize your impact on the community. With
services across the State, we offer a full range of administrative,
fiscal, grant writing, compliance and human resources support and
services using our experienced staff. Our team members come from a
variety of nonprofit and for-profit backgrounds and can help manage
workflow, time, and resources more efficiently.
BentallGreenOak brings together two highly complementary firms with
leading capability across the real estate investment strategy
spectrum. Our client-centric approach to investment and asset
management, and real estate services, offers a world of opportunity
for the stakeholders we serve.
The Mission of Center for Community Resources (CCR) is to make a
positive difference in everyday lives by connecting people to a
network of supports and services essential for actively learning,
working, and living in the community. We are an integrated point of
contact working in collaboration with other human service agencies to
identify needs in the community and effectively respond to assist
anyone seeking help. With offices across the State, CCR coordinates
free and confidential supportive services for anyone seeking
information and referral for mental health, intellectual
disabilities, early intervention, crisis, substance abuse, and other
human service needs.
eCivis, a business unit of GTY Technology Holdings Inc., a leading
provider of SaaS/Cloud solutions for the public sector, is the most
trusted and widely used grants management system enabling 1,000+
state, local and tribal governments to maximize grant revenues, track
financial and program performance, and prepare cost allocation plans.
Larson Design Group is a national, award-winning provider of
architecture, engineering and consulting services, with a vision to
deliver more by elevating our client relationships, enriching the
careers and lives of our employee-owners, and enhancing the
communities in which we operate.
(Stee-fuhl) is a wholly owned subsidy of Stifel Financial Corp.,
Stifel ranks as one of the largest stand-alone investment banks in
the country providing public finance and corporate finance investment
banking and advisory services, brokerage trading and sales,
investment advising and related financial services to individuals,
institutions, governments and corporations.
now open for the following NACo webinars:
- No new webinars are
scheduled at this time
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.