Elected Workshop and Fall Conference
CCAP's 2019 Newly Elected Officials Workshop and Fall Conference will
be held at The Hotel Hershey from Sunday, November 23 to
Tuesday, November 26. The Newly Elected Officials Workshop runs
3 p.m. Saturday through 6 p.m. Sunday. The 2019 CCAP Fall Conference
runs 1 p.m. Sunday through noon Tuesday.
Scheduled conference speakers include Senator Pat Toomey; Lt.
Governor John Fetterman; Executive Director of the Pa. Department of
Open Records Eric Arneson; and NACo Executive Director Matt Chase.
Other sessions feature a variety of topics including drug trends,
local judiciary relationships, jails, connecting with legislators and
the media, rural broadband, food security, behavioral health, child
welfare succession planning, cyber security, EMS and more.
Visit here for the complete tentative agenda and registration
information. The deadline to register and avoid a late fee is 4 p.m.
on November 15.
CCAP 2020 CEL Program
CCAP is pleased to
present the 2020 Center for Excellence in County Leadership (CEL) program
to help county officials develop a professional culture for county
Strong leadership is essential to county success and future growth.
The CEL Program offers county commissioners or council members, chief
clerks, county administrators and solicitors in Pennsylvania's
67 counties the opportunity to be immersed in an intensive
leadership curriculum which will enhance personal and professional
growth. Key county leaders and department heads may apply by
providing a written letter of support from their county
The program features curriculum including managerial versatility,
interpersonal dynamics, crisis communication, media management,
problem solving, decision making and more.
The two and a half-day intensive program will be held at the CCAP
office in Harrisburg on June 17-19, 2020. Participation is
available to one eligible person per county per year, with a maximum
of 12 participants per year. Application is required by January 31,
2020 to be considered for participation in the June 2020
More detailed information and an application are available on the CEL homepage or brochure (PDF) and application.
Thank you to our 2020 CEL program sponsors: PCoRP, gold ribbon sponsor; PComp | UC Trust, silver ribbon sponsors; and Cafardi Ferguson Wyrick Weis + Stotler llc (CFWW+S)
| Campbell Durrant, P.C., partner sponsors.
Governor's Awards Open for
Do you have
leaders who demonstrate exceptional dedication to improving public
services? Nominations for the 2020 Governor's Awards for Local
Government Excellence, for local government
leaders who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to improving
public services through innovative projects or initiatives, are
now open. Visit here to learn more.
open for the Pennsylvania Psychostimulant Symposium to be held on
November 19, 2019 at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg.
Learn about the dangers associated with the misuse of
psychostimulants while discovering collaborative strategies for
protecting communities and preventing widespread stimulant use
disorder. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Visit here here for details about continuing
education credits, format, audience, and more.
CDBG Applications Available
The FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant Application Forms and
Guidelines are now available. DCED staff will review
application forms and guideline changes during the upcoming CD&H Practitioners' Conference at the Community
Development Application Submissions session on Monday afternoon.
Attendees are encouraged to review the application kit and bring
along your questions and concerns. The deadline for applications
remains COB November 22, 2019.
DCNR Outdoor Recreation Plan
The PA Department
of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is accepting public
comments on Pennsylvania's next five-year Statewide Comprehensive
Outdoor Recreation Plan during the month of October. The plan
is used by state agencies, local governments, and other recreation
providers to guide outdoor recreation programs, policies and
DCNR is holding two opportunities for public input through online
public webinars on October 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Oct. 24 from noon
to 1 p.m. Register here through the Outdoor Recreation Plan
website. The public can also provide input about the proposed
recommendations and actions through an online survey that will be open through October 31,
2019. A final draft of the plan will be available for public review
HOME Applications Available
The 2019 HOME Application Forms and Guidelines are now
available. The Pennsylvania HOME Program is a federally funded
program that provides municipalities with grant and loan assistance
to expand and preserve the supply of decent and affordable housing
for low- and very low-income Pennsylvanians. The deadline to
submit HOME applications will be COB December 19, 2019.
Urban Agriculture Grants
Governor Tom Wolf recently announced the approval of $500,000 in Urban Agriculture Grants to fund 28 projects that
will help build urban ag infrastructure while providing opportunities
for entrepreneurship and community-building throughout the state. In
July of this year, Governor Wolf signed Act 40 to create the Urban
Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program, part of the state's
first-ever Pennsylvania Farm Bill, which provides both microgrants,
for one-time projects or single applicants and up to $2,500 in
funding, and macro grants, for projects that demonstrate cooperative
or regional efforts with multiple partners and up to $50,000 in
funding. The $500,000 in total urban agriculture grant funding will
benefit 28 projects in Allegheny, Butler, Erie, Lawrence,
Northampton, Philadelphia, and York counties. For more information on
the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, visit agriculture.pa.gov.
Fall Risk Management Workshops
September is the
start of the fall GLIMPSE - Risk Management Training season. Online registration
for the fall
workshop is now available. As a reminder, most of the workshops are
FREE to attend if your county is a member of the sponsoring Insurance
Programs. Please refer to the GLIMPSE Online section the CCAP website for all
the information on topic descriptions, dates, times, locations and
The CCAP Insurance Programs continues to collaborate with the Academy for Excellence in County Government. Please
refer to our website for additional information on co-sponsored
events. These workshops are FREE to current Academy participants.
17 Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings, State
17 Defensive Driving Course, State College
22 Myths, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings,
24 KEYS: The Most Difficult HR Problems Faced by Counties,
30 Annual Producers Meeting, CCAP Office
1 County Risk Managers Council Meeting, CCAP Offices
7 Prison Personnel Workshop, State College
13 County Risk Managers Council Meeting, Cranberry
Email Linda Rosito or
call (800) 895-9039 x 3328 or (717) 736-4728 with questions or to
request additional copies of GLIMPSE.
- CCAP Newly Elected Officials Workshop and Fall Conference,
November 23-26, 2019, The Hotel Hershey
- CCAP Spring Conference, March 22-24, 2020,
- CCAP Solicitors' Conference, May 15, 2020,
- CCAP County Administration Conference, May
29-30, 2020, Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
- CCAP Annual
Conference, August 16-18, 2020, Seven Springs Mountain Resort
For a complete listing of upcoming events refer to the CCAP website.
now open for the following 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.