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Grant Audit Webinar

Is your organization ready for a grant audit? WE CAN HELP YOU BE PREPARED!

Take advantage of our Federal Grants Audit Coaching Audit-Readiness Assessments Evaluation of and recommendations for your grant management procedures and accounting systems.

Comprehensive federal grants management training Provides hand-holding guidance

You've won a grant. Congratulations! Now the real work begins. Capacity Builders Inc. works with nonprofits and communities across the country to help them more effectively and efficiently prepare and pass a grant audit.

Our grant management professionals will work, onsite, with your team to evaluate your organization's audit-readiness. We then offer recommendations, training, and ongoing technical assistance which will put all of the needed structures and strategies in place to survive (and succeed) a federal or any other kind of grant audit.

Learn more about how Capacity Builders Inc. can help you implement a successful grant – often with no out of pocket costs!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 505.326.4245 www.capacitybuildersinc.com

Capacity Builders Inc.

418 West Broadway, Suite C

Farmington, NM 87401

505.326.4245

Upcoming Webinars/Resources

The following are not official Promise Zones webinars but may be of interest to you and Promise Zones partners.

Empowering Low-Income Families through Financial Literacy and Asset-Building

HUD, along with collaborating federal agencies is offering a webcast to assist you in financially empowering the families you serve. The webcast will discuss free resources designed to help low-income families improve their financial futures.

Webcast Topics:

Money Smart: A financial Education Program: Advice on creating positive banking relationships designed to help low and
moderate-income individuals outside of the financial mainstream.

Money Smart for Older Adults: Prevent financial exploitation of seniors and help this population make informed financial
decisions.


MyRA (My Retirement Account): Learn how the U.S. Department of Treasury's program, myRA, can help you save for retirement.

Your Money, Your Goals: a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau program that empowers low-income and economically vulnerable consumers to become financially capable and improve their financial lives.


Assets for Independence: Learn how Individual Development Accounts can help build assets for low-income families.

When: Thursday, November 13th, 1:30pm EST

Access: Connect to the webcast using the following link.

Recording: The presentation will be archived for later viewing at the HUD webcast site.

Other Resources

The following are not official Promise Zones resources but may be of interest to you and Promise Zones partners.

Department of Education's Anti-bullying Guidance Addresses Bullying of Students with Disabilities

As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released a guidance document to educators detailing public schools' responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of Americans with Disabilities Act regarding the bullying of students with disabilities. The guidance document and additional resources for parents and educators can be found at the links below:

Press Release Guidance Document Opportunity Index: How Opportunity Measures Up in your Community

Opportunity Nation just released the 2014 Opportunity Index. The Opportunity Index is a tool that provides a snapshot of economic, civic, and educational opportunities at the national, state, and county level. The Index provides  communities with more comprehensive information that can help them connect economic, educational, and social
factors to support progress towards opportunity and economic mobility.

2014 Opportunity Index

New Tools for Job Seekers

Helping the Long-Term Unemployed Return to the Workforce

New tools for job seekers, employers and community leaders

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, reported that as of September 2014, more than 3 million Americans (of all ages, ethnicities, geographies, industries and education and experience levels) were long-term unemployed — actively seeking work for more than 27 weeks without success. One of the worst legacies of the Great Recession, long-term unemployment is the defining employment challenge of our post-recession economy.

More than 300 leading companies, including Deloitte and 20 members of the Fortune 50, have signed on to the White House's Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed. These companies have committed to addressing this issue not only because it's the "right thing to do," but because it also makes business sense.

"Deloitte is committed to helping tackle the long-term unemployment challenge by providing job seekers, employers and community leaders with resources to connect dedicated workers with open talent needs and strengthen America's workforce," said Jim Moffatt, CEO Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Hiring the long-term unemployed: Providing a significant competitive advantage for businesses and helping to strengthen the U.S. economy

Deloitte and The Rockefeller Foundation — in support of the White House National Economic Council — have collaborated to develop handbooks to expand opportunities for the long-term unemployed. These unique resources — based on interviews with employers, job seekers, and employment-focused organizations across the U.S. — are designed to help job seekers re-tool their job search, empower employers with tools to tap into this talent pool and enable communities to work together to mitigate this economic challenge.

New Guide, New Destinations: A Handbook for Job Seekers to Navigate Out of Long-Term Unemployment

Handbook for job seekers with an employment gap of 27 weeks or longer, which includes:

Recommendations for retooling the job search, including personal stories and lessons learned from the previously long-term unemployed and employersOverview of available resourcesChecklist for finding a job while long-term unemployedInteractive exercises and activities

A Guide to Recruiting and Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed: A Handbook for Employers

Handbook for employers, which includes:

Business case that details the business drivers for hiring long-term unemployedMaturity model to help businesses assess their current state of talent acquisition practices as they relate to hiring long-term unemployedRecommendations to improve talent acquisition processes to improve hiring and retention of long-term unemployedVignettes and case studies from employers about successful practices

Toolkit materials: Access our resources and examples to help your organization implement recommendations and move along the maturity model

For Community Leaders: Engage Your Community: A Local Guide to Addressing the Long-Term Unemployment Challenge

Guide for local communities, which includes:

A 4-step plan to help mobilize support in local communitiesRecommendations to develop a local strategy for addressing long-term unemploymentGuidelines on identifying your local long-term unemployment ecosystemSample action items for each community leader to mitigate long-term unemploymentTalking points on how to advocate for long-term unemployed

You will need Adobe Acrobat to download and view the following PDFs. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat, download the free Adobe Reader here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Grant Webinar

Federal Grants Management: 101

November 6, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

If you're not able to join the live broadcast, that's OK. Register anyway and we'll send you a link to the recording of the webinar to listen to at your convenience.

You got the grant! Congratulations! Now what??? Writing a winning grant proposal is just the beginning of a grant-funded program. There are many management and reporting requirements that must be followed in order to maintain your funding and position your project for ongoing financial support.

This hour-long webinar will cover introductory information on best practices in federal grants management including:

Pre-Award Notifications and Revisions

The Notice of Award

Communicating with your Program Officers

Programmatic Management: Creating and Executing a Work Plan

Fiscal Management: Tracking your Expenses

Reporting: FFRs, PPRs, and Audits

Resource Associates' grant writing experts Marissa Berg, Quality Control Manager, and Rachel Nawrocki, Executive Director of Capacity Builders, will share their experiences and expertise managing federal grants. This is an exceptional opportunity to get your questions about grants management answered.

Register today!

If you've got questions about federal grants management, need help identifying funding opportunities for your organization, or would like a professional grant writer to work on a proposal, Resource Associates can help. Contact 505.326.4245 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Consultations are always free.

Resource Associates 418 W. Broadway, Unit C Farmington, NM 87401 www.grantwriters.net

  

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