June News. It's Healthy Homes Month.
June News. It's Healthy Homes Month.
CAAP Update Newsletter
June News, Events & Resources

Congratulations Jen!

Tri-County Community Action's Executive Director, Jennifer Wintermyer, was awarded the top honor for 2021 by the Women's Business Forum, who recognized many amazing women in Central PA who go above and beyond.  The May 19th event was titled "Women Who Influence".  

Sample COVID-19 Mitigation Plan  

Thank you, Union Snyder, for providing a sample plan.
Union Snyder used CDC, PA DOL and CAPLAW guidelines/guidance to create their migitation plan. They also posed specific questions to CAPLAW regarding workplace mask/face covering as it relates to vaccinated individuals. Sue Auman, Executive Director at Union-Snyder, shared the plan on April 30, 2021 and you can view it, along with other COVID-19 resources, on the CAAP website.

Look for a special series of educational emails from CAAP.

Promote & celebrate the end of slavery on June 19th.
Celebrate Juneteenth in your community bulletins, social media posts and newsletters.  Ideas for celebrating at your Agency will be offered in a series of emails leading up to June 19th.  Watch for them!


of Labor & Industry

New Unemployment System is slated for early June.
The new system is designed to simplify the claims process for filers.  Until the new system is up and running, the Department has provided user guides along with FAQs for individuals to better understand the transition. 

May DEI Insights Newsletter 

In case you missed it, the latest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Newsletter is available to read on the CAAP webite.  It includes DEI action planning, a recommended book on systematic racism, the "wall project" posters and a video on the Tulsa Massacre.

CAAP Announces A DEI Virtual Event 

September 28, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Titled "A Community Action Conversation"
Mark your calendars to attend.  Details will become available in the coming weeks.

Commercial Available

Community Action Customizable Commercial

NCAP has created a customizable commercial for TV broadcast and social media posting.  This 30-second video is downloadable and editable for your Agency info.  Also available from NCAP, Community Action Gets Vaccinated images in English and Spanish.

Emergency Broadcast Benefit

The FCC offers help affording Internet services.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and other vital services and information.

The Self-Sufficiency

Awards Are Back!

Save The Date:  November 4, 2021 Virtual Event
CAAP is happy to announce the return of the Awards. We will announce details in July. We expect this to be a virtual ceremony that will include live feeds from CAAs with their successful candidate.
Start thinking about who you will nominate!”

Sign Up For

CAAP Education Webinars

All staff from our member agencies are welcome to reserve spots today!
Click here for year-round webinar information and registration. Questions? Contact Leslie McRobbie, CAAP Education Director.

CAPLAW Training Conference & Work Policy Guidelines 

Don't forget to register: June 29 - July 1 2021

This annual event is virtual again this year but still features experts knowledgeable in their fields. These results-oriented faculty will help you navigate the challenges that CAAs encounter during the pandemic and beyond. Learn more details and how to register.

2021 Annual NCAP "Hybrid" Convention

September 1-3 with Pre-Convention Training on August 30-31
Remember to register and learn more on the convention website.  Nominate someone or apply for the Avril Weisman Scholarship.  Submission Deadline:  Friday, June 11.

2021 NCAF Conference 

  • Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET
  • Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021, “Fly-In” Day to meet with Congress

Hold the dates and times on your calendar.  Registration and details have not yet been announced for this event.

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