Association of Counties has cancelled its 2020 Annual Conference. All
registration fees and hotel reservations made through NACo's housing
process will be returned to registrants, with no action needed on
their part. NACo will hold a remote annual business meeting on July
20. Click here for more information.
Register Today for the CCAP
Services is excited to bring you a virtual conference you do not want
to miss! Featuring two keynote speakers and five breakout sessions,
this conference welcomes county personnel from technology, administration,
communications, human resources and finance to attend. Register here.
Digital Transformation Through Changing Times: 2020 and
Beyond on June 11, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. is geared to raise
awareness, educate and engage key county stakeholders on the new
landscape in government and the technology that supports these new
and changing times. Visit the Virtual Conference webpage for
complete details and to view the agenda. Questions? Contact Melissa
Krouse, Director of Technology Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you enrolled in the CCAP Academy for Excellence in County Government? The
Academy for Excellence in County Government is a certificate training
program for county commissioners, county executives, administrators
and assistant administrators, chief clerks and assistance chief
clerks, solicitors and assistant solicitors and their equivalents in
home rule counties. The Academy is honored to partner with CCAP Technology
Services to offer credit for attendance at this event. During their
enrollment, Academy participants must complete each of the eight
courses plus earn 18 elective credits to be eligible for graduation
from the program.
This virtual conference will fulfill the Today's Trends in County
Government Core Credit for Academy participants. For more information
on Academy credits, please email Mandi Glantz, Director of Member and
Vendor Relations at email@example.com.
Your County and the Census
Learn how your
county is responding to the Census. Visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Response Rate Map.
And, get creative to get the word out. Some ideas: mention it
repeatedly at virtual public meetings, use social media, distribute
flyers, make phone calls and include information on your website's
And to assist, download census materials and resources at PA.gov/census. The census is a short
questionnaire with only nine questions, all related to collecting basic
information about the people living in a household. For more
information and resources to help you spread the Census message,
please click here.
ACo/Nationwide High School
It's time again
for the High School Scholarship initiative. This initiative will
award four college scholarships - each worth $2,500 - to four high
school seniors whose parents or grandparents participate in a NACo
Deferred Compensation 457 plan. Applications are able to be submitted
through May 31. Apply here.
Serve on a NACo Steering
More than 1,300
county officials currently serve on NACo committees. If you
would like to serve as a member of a NACo policy steering committee
complete the nomination form and forward your completed form
to Lori Dabbondanza at LDabbon@pacounties.org by June 26.
If you are a current committee member, there is no need to complete
the form but please respond and let us know you're still interested
in serving so we know to renew your membership for the upcoming year.
There are 10 policy steering committees to consider: Agriculture and
Rural Affairs; Community, Economic and Workforce Development;
Environment, Energy and Land Use; Finance and Intergovernmental
Affairs; Health; Human Services and Education; Justice and
Public Safety; Public Lands; Telecommunications and Technology; and
Transportation. Please be sure to number your choices in the order
you'd like to serve. You may only serve on one committee unless
you're in a leadership position.
Requests will be submitted to NACo in early July. Committee
appointments will be made after the NACo Annual Business Meeting in
mid-July. During this process you may also apply for a leadership
position on the policy steering committees and subcommittees, LUCC
and RAC, standing committees, ad hoc committees, task force and
advisory boards as well as a NACo At-large Board member. To apply,
you can begin the process here and click Apply Now at the top. The
deadline to apply for leadership positions is June 14. 2020.
Aspire Awards Deadline June 12
More than 400,000
county employees from more than 3,000 county agencies are saving for
retirement with the NACo Deferred Compensation program. The 2020
Aspire Awards which honor and recognize counties for innovative
solutions and promoting employee retirement savings has a submission
deadline of June 12. Plan Sponsors can visit here for details and submission.
SUD Confidentiality Survey
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is seeking stakeholder
feedback on Pennsylvania's Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
confidentiality requirements to learn how these requirements are
working and if they can be improved.
As part of these efforts, an online survey will be open to the public from
May 13 to August 31, 2020. To find more information about this
project, as well as information on current SUD Confidentiality Requirements, visit the DDAP website.
DOJ-BJA Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court
Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and
technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of
local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments
to implement and enhance the operations of adult drug courts and
veterans treatment courts. Closing date: June 1, 2020.
Treatment, Recovery and Workforce Support Grant is to
support individuals in substance use disorder treatment and recovery
to live independently and participate in the workforce. To achieve
this objective, recipients must coordinate, as applicable, with
community organizations, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, state
and local workforce development boards, lead state agencies
responsible for a workforce investment activity, and state agencies
responsible for carrying out substance use disorder prevention and
treatment programs. Closing Date June 2, 2020.
Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program:
In FY 2020 and FY 2021, NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications
and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community
Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of
the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time
infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining.
Closing date: June 3, 2020.
should watch for a communication from PCCD announcing the
availability of funding available through the Office of Justice
programs. The federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding
(CESF) is intended to support local law enforcement of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to prevent, prepare for, and respond to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
This solicitation intends to support PA counties' law enforcement
community, which includes, but is not limited to county jails,
juvenile detention centers, local law enforcement, district
attorney's offices, county probation and parole offices,
judiciary/court houses, victim service providers and any other
relevant criminal justice stakeholders. PCCD anticipates a second
phase of funding will be released in fall 2020 pending reevaluation
of system needs.
A total of $8,000,000 in CESF funding is being announced to support
this initiative. PCCD expects to fund 67 PA counties with
budgets not to exceed the formula distribution included in Appendix A
of this funding announcement for a 24-month project period.
Award letters will be emailed as soon as possible after the
applications are approved and will also be available in Egrants.
Questions concerning the Egrants System should be made directly to
the Egrants Help Desk at either (717) 787-5887 or by email at RAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
CCAP is pleased to
announce that we have partnered with Harrisburg University and the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for this year's Cybersecurity Summit
from September 30 to October 1 at Harrisburg University. Our
continued goal is to raise awareness, educate and engage key county
stakeholders in short and long-term strategies for cyber incident
prevention and response.
This year's event focuses on "Caring and Sharing" - how can
we collectively serve our citizens and students through cooperation
and collaboration on topics of cybersecurity? New this year, the
event will be two full days, with each day focusing on timely topics
affecting our cybersecurity professionals and the business leaders
responsible for the success of their organizations: Securing the
Virtual Workplace and Securing the Virtual Marketplace.
This annual event attracts those interested in their organization's
security posture, including top organizational leaders, CIOs, privacy
and legal professionals to information security professionals of all
Registration will open mid-summer. For more information, please email
Melissa Krouse, CCAP Director of Technology Partnerships, at email@example.com.
webinars from the past six months are available. To access these
recordings, or for additional details and course registration
information, please visit naco.org.