Office of Community Services; Notice To Award a Single Source Program Expansion Supplement Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Technical Assistance by Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.
The Office of Community Services (OCS) announces the awarding of a $96,952 single source program expansion supplement to the Community Action Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW), located in Boston, MA, to support training and technical assistance on legal issues faced by Community Action Agencies (CAAs) related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The project activities are designed to support and strengthen the ability of the CAA network to comply with, and carry out, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) activities funded by ARRA. The training projects and resources developed under the award will include analysis and explanation of the practical impact of ARRA for States and CSBG-eligible entities so that they can work more effectively to reach the ARRA goals and document how they have in fact reached those goals and used the ARRA funds. The project's overall approach is based on the following five key elements: (1) Technical assistance and issue-specific consultation; (2) Publications, including online postings on the CAPLAW Web site, e-Bulletins, and a print newsletter, which is also available on CAPLAW's Web site; (3) Online toolkit; (4) Presentations at CAA conferences, including CAPLAW's 2009 national training conference, and CAPLAW audio conferences.