Listen to County
Priorities on WITF
Click here to listen to county leaders discuss our legislative priorities (mental health funding, EMS,
tax reform, broadband and adult probation) on WITF Smart Talk,
featuring CCAP First Vice President and Butler County Commissioner
Kevin Boozel, CCAP Second Vice President and Bradford County
Commissioner Daryl Miller, and CCAP Executive Director Lisa Schaefer.
People Don't Know What They
Don't Know About Counties
Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of
county government - a time to actively promote the services and
programs your county offers, and an excellent opportunity to highlight
accomplishments and increase public understanding about issues that
affect the everyday lives of residents.
There are numerous
NACo and CCAP materials that make it easy for you to get the word
out. Much of it is ready to publish or copy and paste along with your
NACo's NCGM website has logos, proclamations, social
media messages, Counties Matter, Counties Work and iCivics
information, and much more to assist with communicating with your
residents and legislators.
Among CCAP resources are website information about counties'priorities,
talking points and sample resolutions on important issues. And, Pennsylvania Counties Are and Pennsylvania County Human Services Are fact
sheets offer a quick and easy way to teach audiences about how
counties touch the lives of their residents every day.
Also on CCAP's Legislative Action Center you'll find articles on
engaging legislators, working with media representatives, developing
influential messaging and speaking skills, and other materials for
The PA Commission
on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has remaining State Opioid Response
(SOR) funds to be encumbered before September 30, 2020. The funding,
originally only available for funding opioid prevention projects has
now been broadened to include any substance misuse prevention
projects. Funds are expected to be used for program implementation,
training, technical assistance, and evaluation. Research only
projects will not be considered.
PCCD is seeking ideas and brief proposals immediately. Funds will be
available on first come first serve basis. Priority will be given
first to opioid specific projects, second to stimulants (such as
Methamphetamine and Cocaine) and finally to all other substance
misuse. Please email Geoffrey Kolchin with
ideas, questions, or to submit brief proposal (1-2) written pages.
Also, PCCD announced a variety of other funding 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.
The 2020 Census - Privacy and
April 1 is
National Census Day. A complete count in Pennsylvania is
critical. Help to make sure our communities' voices are heard in
government, and that we get our fair share of resources and federal
Let your residents
know that the 2020 Census will be collecting basic information about
the people living in each U.S, household on April 1. The answers
provided as the census cannot be shared with law enforcement or used
against an individual or household. Census answers can only be used
to produce statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau will never ask social
security numbers (SSN), bank or credit card information, money or
donations, or anything on behalf of a political party. If someone
claiming to be from the U.S. Census Bureau contacts a resident via
email, phone, or in-person and asks for any of this information it is
a scam. For residents answering the census online, make sure the
website address begins with "HTTPS" and includes a lock
U.S. Census workers will visit a small number of households. All U.S.
Census Bureau employees and contractors will carry an official
identification badge with their photo, U.S. Department of Commerce
watermark, and an expiration date. If a resident has questions about
a visitor's identity, they can call 1-800-923-8282 to speak with a
local U.S. Census Bureau representative to verify that visitor's
For more information and resources to help you spread the Census
message, please click here.
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.