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Volume 15 Issue 14

July 9, 2020

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CCAP UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA

THE VOICE OF PENNSYLVANIA COUNTIES

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

PCCD's 5/12ths ANNOUNCEMENT

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Financial Management and Administration has announced that due to current fiscal realities created by the pandemic, only the amount of funding appropriated for the five-month period is guaranteed to PCCD. Therefore, only that amount is available to agencies who may receive or have received grants from PCCD, that will utilize these funds. In other words, although you may receive or have received a grant award from PCCD that covers a period of one year or longer, at this time PCCD is only able to extend payments to grantees in amounts equivalent to 5/12ths of the amount awarded to your agency for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

 

PCCD has issued or will issue grant award notifications for the entire twelve-month period, however, all awards are conditioned upon availability of funding.

If funding for the remaining seven months of the normal budget period (December 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) is appropriated to PCCD at level funding, the awards made would continue as described in the original award notification. If the funds appropriated to PCCD for the remaining seven months are unable to fully support grant awards made by PCCD, the awards would be reduced based on the new appropriation. It is important to understand, the potential exists, that awards made by PCCD may not extend beyond the end of the five-month period. This will be the outcome in the event future appropriations are not sufficient to support the awards that have been made.

 

PCCD will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates. 

 

 

 
 

 

WOLF, LEVINE, PADFIELD AT CCAP ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Make plans to join your colleagues from across the commonwealth for the CCAP Virtual Annual Conference on August 17 and 18! CCAP has built a brand new conference with two general sessions over two mornings filled with tremendous content, speakers and networking.

 

Newly scheduled are Governor Tom Wolf, State Secretary of Health Rachel Levine and PEMA Director Randy Padfield. 

 

Be sure to check the CCAP website regularly for additions to the Conference agenda. Conference registration is free for everyone! 

 

We'll also be including messages from CCAP sponsors, county members and a few surprises. And, think about an Annual Conference watch party. To be respectful of social distancing guidelines, we encourage you to invite colleagues and staff to experience a CCAP conference along with you! Use a conference room to view sessions together. This is a great way to engage staff who wouldn't normally attend. Regardless of where you are viewing the sessions, it is important for each individual to register using a unique email address. Your email address will allow you to receive conference updates and be eligible for virtual prize drawings.

 

 

 
 

 

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE STORIES NEEDED

Tell us your amazing county stories! CCAP wants to showcase and celebrate county programs, success stories and accomplishments over the last year at our Virtual Annual Conference. We would like to recognize county programs, projects and actions by any county employee, agency or group providing excellent service to citizens. Please upload your pictures, videos (cell phone footage is fine) and links to news stories using the CCAP Commitment To Service ftp site by July 17.

 

 

 
 

 

IFO ISSUES FUTURE IMPACT FEE PROJECTIONS

With 2019 impact fee collections just announced and ready to be distributed to local governments, the state's Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) has released its outlook for the 2020 impact fee collections, which will be distributed in 2021. Those projections estimate that those collections could be anywhere from nearly level with 2019 fee levels to as much as $53 million lower, largely dependent on the statutory fee schedule which is based on the average annual price of gas, and the number of new wells, since wells in their first year of production pay the impact fee at the highest level.

 

 

 
 

 

PAYS REPORTS AVAILABLE

PAYS county reports are out and available for you to review with your school district, coalition, community partners, family, etc. See what the data says about the youth experiences in your community and plan strategies to enhance protective factors!

 

The Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) is an anonymous, voluntary, and confidential student survey, administered in odd-numbered years (e.g., 2015, 2017, 2019.) Students who take this survey are in the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades in participating schools throughout the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has sponsored the administration of the PAYS since 1989. In 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention joined PCCD in sponsoring school-district participation in the survey.

 

Penn State College of Health and Human Development's Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support (EPIS) has created a PAYS workbook and How-To Guide, available in module or complete-guide formats. It is encouraged for you to go through this step by step, using your PAYS county reports to critically think though the data and what it says about your youth's experiences.

 

If you have any additional questions or would like some help directly from EPIS staff, email EPIS@psu.edu.

 

 

 
 

 

CCAP ACCEPTING EXCELLENCE IN WEBSITES AWARD NOMINATIONS

Does your county or a county department website reflect the best of the best in websites? If so, submit your nomination today! The awards celebrate overall originality, scope, creativity and the importance of website communications and design in county government. For full details, including award criteria and how to submit your nomination, view the Excellence in Websites flyer.  

 

Nominations are being accepted until September 11, 2020 at 4 p.m. Late nominations will not be accepted. Need assistance or have additional questions, please contact Melissa Krouse at mkrouse@pacounties.org.

 

 

 
 

 

PCCD FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has announced funding for the Statewide Victim Witness Training Project 2021-22 and Intermediate Punishment Treatment Program 2020-21Click here for information on the announcements.

 

You must be registered with PCCD to access the Egrants System. Once your registration is accepted, select the Login button. Enter the User ID and Password established when you registered, and Login to the system through the Egrants Production link. Then you will see the User Management Profile Details page. You must save this information in order to access the system.

 

 

 
 

 

RURAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING SUMMIT

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region III Office of the Regional Director, Health Resources and Services Administration; the Eastcentral and Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center; and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is offering a second annual one-day continuing education and outreach event to continue a rural human trafficking collaborative with an emphasis on rural prevention, treatment, and community collaboration. The event is scheduled for November 5, 2020 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, in State College.

 

Join us to hear stories from a human trafficking survivor and how supports and services can be realigned to effectively serve victims. Lessons learned from other states will be shared. Strategies for health care providers, health systems, and community-based organizations will be discussed to address this pervasive issue. The audience for the Summit includes community-based service groups and coalitions, health care providers, health care facility managers and leadership, law enforcement professionals, advocates, and others interested in targeting and stopping sex and labor trafficking.

 

Contact PORH Outreach Coordinator Teri Klinefelter at (814) 863-8214 or at tjc136@psu.edu.

 

 

 
 

 

YOUR COUNTY'S CENSUS RESPONSE

How is your county 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 homepage.

 

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. The census deadline is October 31.

 

 

 
 

 

CARES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR RENTERS

Renters who were financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic are able to access applications for rent relief effective June 29. Applications will be easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s website at www.PHFA.org.

 

The last day applications will be accepted is September 30, 2020. PHFA’s call center is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist the public and help with questions about the programs. The toll-free number is 1-855-U-Are-Home (827-3466). Callers should listen for the prompt mentioning CARES assistance for renters.

 

For homeowners impacted by COVID-19, CARES mortgage relief is available directly from PHFA. Details are available on their homepage at www.PHFA.org; look for the red CARES banner. The state legislature also set aside $25 million in CARES funding for mortgage assistance, and PHFA is administering that program.

 

 

 
 

 

NEW CCAP ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

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NACo WEBINARS

Recordings of webinars from the past six months are available. To access these recordings, or for additional details and course registration information, please visit naco.org.

 

·    Reaching and Interacting with Residents During COVID-19, July 9, 2-3 p.m.

·    Telehealth and COVID-19: How Digital Platforms Are Critical to Accessing Health Care Services, July 16, 3-4 p.m.

·    NACo Tech Xchange Presents FirstNet with AT&T, August 13, 2-3 p.m.

 

 

 
 

 

JOB POSTINGS

To submit a county job posting, refer to the CCAP Job Postings webpage, where you'll find the jobs below and possibly others posted since the preparation of this e-newsletter.

 

·    Berks County Assistant County Solicitor

·    Berks County Human Resource Generalist Trainer

·    Centre County COVID-19 Relief Block Grant Coordinator

·    Chester County Director of Parks and Preservation

·    Dauphin County Part Time Security

·    Dauphin County Resource Conservationist

·    Franklin County Administrative Assistant 1 - Emergency Services

·    Franklin County Administrative Assistant - Over The Rainbow

·    Franklin County Mental Health Coordinator - Over The Rainbow

·    Franklin County Network Security Administrator - IS

·    Franklin County Administrative Assistant 2

·    Lackawanna County Deputy Warden of Operations

·    Schuylkill County Director of Voter Registration and Elections

·    Schuylkill County Prison Warden

·    York County Assistant Director of Elections/Voter Registration

 

For additional information on submitting a job posting contact Mandi Glantz.