Resource Library

Resource Library

Here are some helpful resources.

Glossary of Community Action Acronyms – Welcome to the world of Community Action words! Like many sectors of our society, Community Action has a lingo and acronyms to go with it. The legal world also has its fair share of acronyms which when coupled with Community Action’s can at times be challenging to navigate. In an effort to increase accessibility and comfort for those involved with Community Action and its many applicable legal requirements, CAPLAW has compiled a list that briefly defines the acronyms that those in Community Action may regularly encounter. The list is not exhaustive and we will periodically update it.


Recorded Webinars

The Cost of Living in Iowa 2019 (presenters: Peter Fisher and Natalie Veldhouse with Iowa Policy Project) – here is a link to the recorded webinar.

Putting VirtualCAP/roundUP to Work for Community Action Agencies – click below to access the 30 minute recorded webinar.

Resource Links

CAPLAW has created model policies, forms and agreements Community Action Agencies can access, including Conflict of Interest, Whistleblower and IT policies. Check them out here. 

Iowa Legal Aid:

Medicare Rights Center:

Poverty Simulation from Urban Ministries of Durham: Walk in someone else’s shoes and see if you can make it through the month.

Unemployment Benefits and Insurance:

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI):