Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CSBG Information Memorandum

Read the February 17, 2010 CSBG Information Memorandum Transmittal No. 119.  The IM provides guidance for implementing the Making Work Pay Tax Credit.

Learn more about the Making Work Pay Tax Credit in CAPLAW's ARRA Online Toolkit

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Registration Closing Tomorrow for Upcoming CAPLAW Audio Conference!

Don't forget to register for Friday's audio conference, Right on the Money: Complying with OMB Circular A-122, part of the CAPLAW audio conference series Back to Basics for CAAs.

Last day to register is tomorrow! 

Right on the Money: Complying with OMB Circular A-122
March 26, 2010, 1p.m. Eastern time
Level: Overview, CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Compliance with OMB Circular A-122 – the federal cost principle circular for nonprofits – is crucial for CAAs and other organizations receiving federal grants. This audio conference will provide an overview of the circular’s general principles, how to distinguish between direct and indirect costs, and different methods for allocating indirect costs. Using CAPLAW’s annotated guide to A-122, this session will also examine selected items of cost – both the plain language of individual rules and how to apply the principles in combination to particularly thorny issues faced by grantees. CAPLAW’s A-122 guide will also be offered at a reduced price to all conference registrants.

Kay Sohl, Nonprofit Financial Consultant, Kay Sohl Consulting

Register Now!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What Does Citizens United mean for nonprofits?

Learn about the controversial supreme court case, Citizens United, from the Alliance for Justice's resource page. The Alliance for Justice aims to clarify the impact the Citizens United decision will have on nonprofits' planned electoral activities. View the Frequently Asked Questions about Citizens United under the heading, What Does Citizens United mean for nonprofits?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Appropriations for CSBG FY2010 Funds

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 provides $746,000,000 for CSBG for FY2010. This excerpt for the Appropriations Act specifically addresses the CSBG allocation and carryover. Access the complete Appropriations Act.
View additional CSBG Resources on the CAPLAW website

Federal Reversionary Interest in Real Property

View the Administration for Children and Families' FAQ and brochure on Federal Reversionary Interest in Real Property.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Updated Information in CAPLAW's ARRA Online Toolkit

The ARRA Online toolkit is intended to assist Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in navigating the information generated by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) and in increasing understanding of how ARRA applies to and affects CAAs.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

2010 National Training Conference Registration Now Open

Register for the 2010 CAPLAW National Training Conference!

Join us at the 2010 National Training Conference at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront from June 16-18. Our expert faculty of attorneys, accountants, government officials and nonprofit managers will give you the tools you need to resolve the legal, financial and management questions you encounter every day.

Learn more about the conference

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Financial Network Conference Call- Registation Now Open

Registration is now open for the Monthly Financial Management Conference Calls!
Join us for a new series of facilitated 45-minute monthly conference calls focusing on current fiscal issues faced by CAAs. In each monthly call, CAPLAW financial consultant Kay Sohl will facilitate a discussion of a preannounced topic and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, share insights, and suggest future conference call and training topics. The call will occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Call Topics Schedule:
- March 10th: Streamlining Audit Prep
- April 14th:Ensuring Programmatic and Fiscal Compliance
- May 12th: Facilities Costs and Federal Funds Requirements
- July 14th: Accrued Vacation Challenges
- September 8th: Cloud Computing Experiences
View detailed call descriptions and registration information