CSAC Finance Corporation Webinars
Upcoming Webinar Schedule
Maximizing Federal Assistance: Seeking, Obtaining and Using CARES Act & Federal Assistance Funds
Friday, November 13th @ 11:30am PST
As counties have developed a more comprehensive picture of their funding needs related to COVID-19, accessing federal assistance programs for potential reimbursement will be key. Join the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and experts from Witt O’Brien’s for part II of the Maximizing Federal Assistance webinar series. Now that the State of California has issued guidelines for the Treasury Funding under the CARES Act, Witt O’Brien’s experts will expand on Treasury Funding Guidelines, outline the steps you should take in anticipation of utilizing funds, and share key insights on other sources of funding to pursue to ensure your county is maximizing cost recovery opportunities.
1. Strategy – Assessment, Implementation, Compliance
2. Procurement and Documentation Best Practices
3. Bridging The Financial Gap With Other Funding Opportunities
How San Benito and Tuolumne County Modernized End-To-End Budgeting
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 11:00am PST
San Benito County transformed their budgeting process from start to finish to optimize for efficiency, collaboration, and the usefulness of the finalized budget. With the right combination of vision, stakeholder buy-in, and technology, the County saved valuable time throughout the process and finished by printing the County’s first online interactive budget book.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- How San Benito and Tuolumne County transformed their budgeting process in alignment with their vision
- How the Counties handled change management, and what value the new process brought their team
- The value of their online interactive budget book
- Best practices they learned along the way
CalTRUST Webinar- Investment Terminology 101 and Market Update
Tuesday, October 20th @ 11:00am PST
Please join CalTRUST as they provide an educational webinar reviewing basic investment terminology to help you and your teams better understand investment reports. As they navigate through a discussion on terms such as net asset value, total return, 30 day SEC yield, weighted average life, and more they will apply these terms to the current market environment and weave in a market update to help you not only brush up on the terms but understand how their asset management team at BlackRock sees each of them related to the current market environment.
This session will be held in conjunction with the CSAC Finance Corporation and attendees can receive 1.0 continuing education hours for participating. As always, the webinar is offered at no-cost and is available to both existing Shareholders as well as any public agency who does not already invest with CalTRUST.
A recording of this webinar is available here.
PDF of PowerPoint Slides
How Counties in California can simplify solar and energy storage procurement process through SPURR.
Thursday, October 15th @ 11:00am PST
ForeFront Power will cover different County procurement options (pros and cons) for simplifying solar and energy storage. They will show how to leverage an existing, state-wide RFP to secure market-leading rates and pre-negotiated contracts. They will explain how REAP with ForeFront Power SPURR works and how Counties can take advantage immediately. They will also review two county case studies, San Luis Obispo and Fresno County projects. In addition to simplifying the procurement process, their solar and storage projects offer turnkey energy solutions with no upfront costs for the County, fixed and flat electricity rates, value of federal tax credits, and operations and maintenance included.
A recording of this webinar is available here. (Coming Soon)
PDF of PowerPoint Slides (Coming Soon)
P3’s for Counties: An Efficient Project Delivery
Thursday, September 17th @ 11:30am PST
This webinar will serve as an educational session on the pivotal role Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) can play in fast tracking construction of municipal projects, to include private financing, design-build, and maintenance options. The session will be interactive, enabling conversation with a leading group of experts. Discussion will focus on project suitability, value for money analysis that includes a public sector comparator of traditional delivery, launching a procurement process, developing a project agreement, preparing for success, project bundling, establishing performance requirements and other factors necessary when considering a P3 delivery approach for your municipal project or projects. PBBC firms participating in the workshop will include concessionaires, developers, architects/engineers, contractors, legal and financial advisors, and other public officials.
Engage your employees in their health with Rally!
Wednesday, September 2nd @ 11:00am PST
Join us for an overview on employee engagement and health program promotion! This session will cover thoughtful and engaging ways of capturing health information used to provide your employees areas of improvement, and personalized recommendations across many health actions. We will cover everything from registration, to challenges, program promotion, rewards and ways to promote your high impact health management tools in an engaging way.
Your presenter will be Brian Oss, Vice President of Solution Consulting at Optum/Rally Health. Brian has been leading platform consulting for Optum and Rally for almost a decade and has been a leader in the consumer engagement and loyalty space for 25 years across many industries, including financial services and retail and professional sports.
COVID-19 Adaptation & Recovery: Strategies for Leveraging Local Revenue, Federal Grants & Cost Containment
Thursday, August 20th @ 11:00am PST
In these unprecedented times, counties and municipalities need innovative and strategic options for leveraging resources to adapt and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Join KPMG for a discussion on recommended tactics for aligning federal COVID-19 funding relative to unmet and emerging needs, unlocking revenue from retailored and new economic opportunities, and instituting cost containment and other resiliency measures to maintain critical social, justice, public health, and infrastructure centered programming and assets.
Slides are available to view here.
AON Empowered Decision Making: Using Modeling Tools & Best Practices to Respond to Dynamic Conditions
Thursday, July 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm PST
In this interactive session, the Aon team will share insights to help public sector entities navigate the COVID-19 landscape. In addition to providing real-time COVID-19 impact results, Aon will share a preview of our solutions to help public sector entities in California leverage data to make strategic decisions surrounding workforce, including benefits costs, time off, and paid leave. The session will also offer clinical insights from Aon’s Chief Medical Officer and best practices for returning to the workplace.
Slide are available to view HERE
Coffee with CalTRUST
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 @ 11:00am PST
Learn about the CalTRUST features and funds including:
– CalTRUST 101
– CalTRUST Fund LineUp and Current Positioning
– Market Update by BlackRock
This webinar is a great opportunity for existing shareholders to invite their staff or elected officials to learn about CalTRUST as well as for those agencies that don’t already participate with CalTRUST to learn about the funds and features that CalTRUST offers.
Thank you to BlackRock for providing CalTRUST investment management services and education programs!
Slide are available to view HERE
Health Data for COVID Recovery Decision Making – A Snapshot of Anthem’s C19 Explorer Tool
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Learn about Anthem’s new C19 Explorer dashboard that uses a unique breadth of localized data to support citizens and leaders as they navigate recovery in a COVID-19 era. C-19 Explorer is available to the public, elected, and appointed officials in an effort to strengthen data-driven decision-making using the most up-to-date health data. In a rapidly changing environment, access to critical data drives effective recovery for community, economic and social health. The C19 Explorer creates powerful visualizations of actionable metrics tailored to the local level.
Jobs, Skills and the Future of Work
Thursday, May 21, 2020
CSAC and LinkedIn hosted a webinar Thursday, May 21, focusing on “Jobs, Skills and the Future of Work.” The session discussed employment and economic recovery in California due to COVID-19. The session leveraged real-time data from LinkedIn for the State of California to help advise economic recovery and assist job seekers in our counties.
PDF of Webinar Slides
Accessing the $2 Trillion Recovery Fund for COVID-19: How to Prepare Your County for FEMA Disaster Declaration Reimbursement
Friday, April 10, 2020
CSAC joined with our Corporate Partner Witt O’Brien’s to present on how to access the $2 trillion recovery fund for COVID-19. The webinar highlighted first steps for counties in need of a plan for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursements. Featured topics included key deadlines, documentation and reimbursable costs.
PDF of Webinar Q&A