COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ASSOCIATION
THE VOICE OF 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.
continue to monitor this situation and provide updates.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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,
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commission on Crime and Delinquency has announced funding for the
Statewide Victim Witness Training Project 2021-22 and Intermediate Punishment Treatment
Program 2020-21. Click 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.
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
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.
Outreach Coordinator Teri Klinefelter at (814) 863-8214 or at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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