Following Governor Wolf's presentation of his
FY 2019-2020 budget on Tuesday, CCAP has created a spreadsheet
comparing proposed line items with county impact to the current
fiscal year, available on our Budget News webpage, as is a more detailed narrative
NACo Achievement Awards Open
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is
once again recognizing innovative programs in county government
through their Achievement Awards Program, an excellent
opportunity for counties to promote successes and share best
As a non-competitive awards program, each application is judged on
its own merits and not against other submissions. Awards are given in
18 categories and one outstanding program from each category will be
selected as the "Best in Category." Winners of the
Achievement Awards will be recognized onstage at the 2019 NACo Annual
Conference and Exposition in Clark County/Las Vegas, Nevada from July
USDA Rural Development will host informational
webinars and workshops to provide more information on the ReConnect
Program, which offers loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to
facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without
sufficient access to broadband. The awards made under this program
will bring high-speed broadband to rural areas that lack sufficient
access to broadband.
Visit here for up-to-date information on an
informational webinar on Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2-3 p.m., to be
repeated Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. This hour-long
technical assistance webinar will provide a high-level overview of
the funding opportunity available under the ReConnect Program. USDA
Rural Development staff will discuss types of funding available,
eligibility provisions, notice of proposed service area, and
evaluation factors. You may pre-register for either the February 7 or the February 13 webinar. The webinar link and event
details will be emailed to you after registration.
Crisis Intervention Team
Meeting Scheduled for March 26
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency (PCCD), in collaboration with the Office of Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Services and Centre County CIT, will hold the
annual Statewide Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) meeting at the Days
Inn Penn State, State College on March 26, 2019.
This one-day event will feature informative sessions covering topics
on officer wellness; CIT in Corrections; and a special session by Dr.
Negola on post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and our
veterans. Also, Stacey Jenkins, M. Psych., a law enforcement veteran
with more than 20 years' experience with the Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Police Department, who will share his compelling story of success
through change and stress management.
Visit here to register, view agenda and see session
descriptions. There is a limited block of rooms available at a
rate of $99/night. Deadline for the discounted room rate is February
Register Now for CCAP Spring
Conference, March 24-26
CCAP is proud to present the 2019 Spring Conference at the Hilton Harrisburg, March 24-26.
At this time, the Opening Session is scheduled to include Budget
Secretary Jen Swails, as well as Department of State Secretary-designee
Kathy Boockvar. The Closing Session includes the always informational
Legislative Panel. Scheduled breakout sessions include: Telemedicine
for Psychiatry; Stop!T Program; Continuity Planning and Elections;
Current State of Recycling; Civil Service Transition; PR Guidelines
on Handling and Promoting a Reassessment; county Partnerships with PA
StartNet/PSP/Motorola; Financing Clean Energy Through C-PACE; Family
First; Civic Engagement; DEA Update - Current Trends; New Technology
Driving Public Policy; and Government Relations Updates.
The deadline to register online is 4 p.m. on March 15.
Registration requests received after this deadline will be assessed a
$25 late fee.
The deadline to reserve your room at the Hilton Harrisburg for
the Conference group rate of $139 per room/per night plus 11 percent
tax is February 25, 2019 or until our room block is sold out,
whichever comes first. Availability, as well as our Conference rate
cannot be guaranteed for reservations received after February 25. Be
sure to bookmark the Conference website for important agenda
updates. And, visit the website for CCAP contacts if you have
questions about the program, registration, vendors or the Academy.
For those who are current participants in the CCAP Academy for Excellence in County Government
program, or for anyone who enrolls in the Academy program before
March 24, 2019, we are pleased to continue this special offer:
register and attend the 2019 CCAP Spring Conference and you will
receive a refund of $20 mailed to you after the Conference!
Also, a special guest registration category is exclusively for county
members' family and friends. Guests will receive a badge which
provides admittance to all Conference sessions, including breaks and
Monday's lunch. Please complete your guest registration(s) at the
same time you do your own.
CCAP Criminal Justice Awards
Deadline - February 15
Nominations are being accepted for the 2019
County Criminal Justice Awards Program of the CCAP 21st
Century Committee. The focus of the award is to recognize centers
that have implemented best practices such as successful re-entry
initiatives, prevention programs, development of effective linkages
with community programming in behavioral health programs, and other
successful re-entry initiatives. County jails and detention centers
or alternative programs that have entered a project previously can
resubmit their entries, even if they were awarded in prior years.
For 2019, the 21st Century Committee is very pleased
to announce an all-electronic entry process. Visit here to see detailed instructions for
each award category, as well as prior submissions and winning
The deadline for submitting entries is February 15, 2019. For
assistance, contact CCAP's Brinda Penyak at email@example.com or
(717) 736-4737. The awards program is sponsored by CCAP, the
Pennsylvania County Corrections Association, along with the PA Prison
Wardens Association, and CCAP Insurance Programs.
Driving PA Forward Grants
Three more grant funding programs have opened
to help convert from older diesel engines to cleaner technologies.
This makes a total of five funding programs currently open. Older
diesel engines generate over 25 percent of the oxides of
nitrogen (NOx) pollution in Pennsylvania. Launched under the Wolf
Administration, Driving PA Forward supports the permanent reduction
of NOx emissions statewide. New engine technologies, such as
electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), propane, and clean diesel,
can significantly reduce pollutants from freight and delivery trucks,
transit and school buses, and other mobile sources that rely on older
diesel technology. Visit here for complete grant and rebate program
PENNVEST Information Sessions
Learn about how PENNVEST funding can help
improve water quality in your community. Information sessions are
being held for municipal officials, conservation districts, private
landowners, authority board members and staff, regulators, engineers,
and others interested parties.
Receive information on funding levels, sources of funding,
timelines/meeting cut off dates, architecture and engineering
requirements, project eligibility, lead line and lateral replacement
programs, fund disbursement system, and modernizing the application
process. Visit here to register, and for locations, dates and
NACo Legislative Conference
The National Association of Counties
Legislative Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 2
to March 6, 2019, including sessions on a broad range of federal
issues. NACo's policy committees will also meet during the
Conference, and attendees will have time for visits to Capitol Hill.
The Conference agenda and online registration information are available here.
- CCAP Spring Conference, March 24-26, 2019,
- CCAP Solicitors' Conference, May 3, 2019, CCAP
- CCAP County Administration Conference, May
29-30, 2019, Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
- CCAP Annual Conference and Trade Show, August
4-7, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading
- PA Cybersecurity Summit, October 7, 2019, Penn
Stater Hotel and Conference Center
- CCAP Newly Elected Officials Workshop and Fall Conference,
November 23-26, 2019, The Hotel Hershey
For a complete listing of upcoming events refer to the CCAP website.
Registration is now open for the following NACo
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.