Region 8 Association

Region 8 Regional Performance Innovative Consortium (RPIC)

The Region 8 Regional Performance Innovation Consortium (RPIC), is a successful collaboration between the Community Action State Associations who serve all CSBG-eligible entities in the states of: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Region 8 RPIC has developed a coordinated regional T/TA plan utilizing a variety of resources. The plan for Region 8 includes, but is not limited to: increasing the number of certified ROMA Implementers, ROMA Trainers and Master Trainers; CSNG Annual Report; conducting needs assessments, strategic planning, understanding risk assessment, tri-partite board requirements and governance; OMB Super Circular; and outcome reporting on CSBG funding.

For more information, please contact Andrea Olson.

Training opportunities for Region 8 are listed below.


Region 8 CSBG Annual Report Training - September 6, 2017

The Region 8 RPIC hosted a CSBG Annual Report training on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 facilitated by NASCSP and the National CAP. The slides and recordings of the videos can be found below.

Region 8 National Certified ROMA Implementer (NCRI) Cohort

  • Region 8 NCRI Cohort

    The ROMA Implementer will be charged with providing information at his/her own agency to further develop understanding throughout the agency related to what needs to be done to fully implement ROMA.   The training and certification process for NCRI will assure that the individual has a deep understanding of the full ROMA Cycle, but not the additional step of delivering the Introduction to ROMA Training.  It is for the person who does not want to be a trainer or to do traditional classroom style training to groups.  It is for the person who works one-on-one or in small groups with agency staff to look more closely at the processes and practices in place and help identify how they can be improved for results.

    Eligibility: To be eligible to apply to become an NCRI, the individual must have professional experience in service in the Community Action network for at least one year. This experience would involve ROMA implementation as a part of job duties. 
    Deadline to Apply for the Region 8 Cohort: October 16, 2017 

    Registration Information: Please contact Barbara Mooney to register:

Region 8 Risk Assessment Training - December 5 and 19, 2017

The Region 8 RPIC will be hosting a two-part Risk Assessment training on December 5 and December 19, 2017.  The two-part webinar training will be conducted by Kay Sohl who brings over 30 years of experience. Ms. Sohl has provided training and consultation for CFOs, executive directors, and Boards of Directors of over 5,000 not-for-profit organizations throughout the United States. She has worked closely with CAPLAW and the Community Action Partnership to create a series of toolkits for Community Action Agencies (CAA) including resources addressing cost allocation, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls, and to develop innovative financial leadership training strategies. Ms. Sohl currently focuses her work on strategies to increase the financial sustainability of CAAs and address increasing pressures on internal control and compliance issues. She is a frequent presenter for the AICPA national not-for-profit conferences, state CPA societies, and state networks of CAAs and affordable housing organizations. Ms. Sohl is a licensed public accountant and graduate of Antioch College and University of California at Berkeley. She has a masters in teaching from Reed College and completed post-graduate work in accounting and business law at Portland State University

Register for Region 8 T/TA: Risk Assessment Part One on December 5 at 9:00 MT/ 10:00 CT/ 11:00 PT here.

Register for Region 8 T/TA: Risk Assessment Part Two on December 19 at 9:00 MT/ 10:00 CT/ 11:00 PT here.

  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • Community Action Program Legal Services