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2021-22 Overview

CAAP is fully operating virtually in 2021.  We look forward to seeing you, safely, soon.

Covid-19 Update

Because of the pandemic, the 300 Community Action leaders and Self-Sufficiency Award winners from across the Commonwealth will not be able to converge in Harrisburg for two full days of learning, networking, and celebrating the achievements of our families and the staff who supported them along the way from poverty to financial stability.  The in-person Conferences were canceled for 2020 and 2021.

CAAP is tentatively planning a hybrid event for the fall of 2022.

It will still offer the largest event the association hosts. It will still feature nationally known keynote speakers, workshop sessions creative networking opportunities, and hopefully a virtual exhibit hall.

CAAP 2021 Annual Self-Sufficiency Awards (SSA) Took Place on November 4, 2021

Normally held during the annual conferences, this year's awards were done virtually.  CAAP's Self-Sufficiency Awards recognize the significant accomplishments of the award winners while showcasing how Community Action Agencies support a person's journey toward financial stability. The SSA ceremony is normally the highlight of CAAP's annual conference. This year, our award recipients shared their stories, virtually and in their own words, about what their journey back to financial stability was like, and how Community Action supported them along the way. Their stories reveal deeper societal trends that keep many citizens in this country from prospering. Our families’ successes are revealing and inspiring. 

Visit the Self-Sufficiency Awards page to view this year's program and event recording.

Signup for the CAAP Update e-newsletter for the most up-to-date information on CAAP events. Questions about the SSAs can be sent to Charlotte.