Membership Benefits

CAPA provides members with the access to information needed to define clear policy objectives and fully understand the nuances of California’s complex legislative environment as it works to fulfill its mission.


Communicating with a Strong, Unified Voice
  • Dedicated legislative advocate with subject matter expertise and lobbying on behalf of Public Authorities
  • Provide guidance on policies and legislation that impact IHSS and Public Authorities
  • Ability to inform and educate California Department of Social Services (CDSS) about the importance of IHSS through its regulatory workgroups and informal meetings with stakeholders
  • Opportunity to speak directly to legislators about IHSS consumer and provider needs, and provide details on local issues, trends, and county resources

Government Activities

Keeping Members Informed about the Issues that Matter Most
  • Receive regular legislative and policy updates
  • Opportunity to pose questions to the CDSS monthly at board meetings
  • Share your concerns with state level policy makers
  • Participate in informative discussions on the impact of new legislation or potential legislation

Professional Development

Strengthening our Presence
  • Network and exchange information with other Public Authority and Nonprofit Consortium directors
  • Share and develop best practices
  • Gain leadership opportunities by serving on a committee
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Sharing Resources and Information
  • Gain information from representatives of key agencies and associations like CSAC, CWDA, C4A, CICA, Department of Aging, Department of Rehabilitation, CFILC, AARP, and California Budget Project
  • Review survey data and other forms of research that provide critical IHSS information to legislators and Public Authorities
  • Access training materials that are vetted through CAPA but can be used by any Public Authority
  • Receive email updates on current issues and breaking news