Request for Proposals – 1410 Derry Street Facade


We’re looking for a contractor for our next facade improvement at 1410 Derry Street! Small business, W/M/DBE businesses are encouraged to submit a proposal. This project will include window, store front, signboard, stoop, and lighting improvements. Construction should be completed by July 31, 2019. For all of the details, please see the Request for Proposal, found here.



Request for Proposals: Audit Services

The Community Action Commission, doing business as Tri County Community Action, is seeking proposals for audit services. Click the READ MORE link below for the full RFP and submission instructions.

Below is a list of questions received, and their responses. Please check back often, as we will update this list as additional inquiries come in.
  • Why have you sent out an RFP?  Are you unhappy with [your prior auditor]? Price? Our fiscal policies require that we bid audit services every three years.
  • Will your prior auditors be asked to submit a proposal? Yes
  • I was able to download June 30, 2017 financial statements from the IDES website but I could not locate June 30, 2018 financial statements for Tri County Community Action.  Are 6/30/2018 statements available for our review? Our most recent audit and 990 are located on our website, under the “About Us” tab.
  • Could we get a copy of the June 30, 2018 audit entries made? There were none.
  • Would it be possible to get a trial balance through December 31, 2018 (half year) so we could see the current account structure of Tri County Community Action? Our account structure has not significantly changed from the time of our most recent audit and 990.
  • Based on the timeline provided in the RFP, audit fieldwork should be completed by 8/31/2018.  When will Tri County be ready to start the audit? Historically, compliance testing, client testing, payroll testing, contracts, Board minutes and fiscal policy review has been completed in mid/late July. Field work for accounting has been scheduled in mid-August.
  • Could you please provide a brief description of the accounting/finance department of Tri County?  Please include number of employees, years with Tri County, etc. Our Controller services are currently provided by Bussard Nonprofit Accounting Services. We have two internal staff. Payroll processing is also outsourced. We have had this structure for approximately 5 years.
  • How many auditors were onsite and for how long, in the prior year? We ask that your provide the onsite staff you feel is necessary for the field work. 
  • What information will you provide related to the audit?  For example, will you provide balance sheet account reconciliations, fixed asset listing/records, functional expense breakdowns, etc.? Yes.
  • Are the accruals and deferrals prepared in-house or by your auditors? Our in-house fiscal staff prepares them.
  • Who maintains the depreciation schedule? Our in-house fiscal staff.
  • What accounting software do you utilize? Quickbooks
  • Have you taken any steps or worked with [your prior auditor] to prepare for the changes in financial statement reporting as it relates to NFP reporting, revenue recognition and lease recognition? Yes.
  • In regard to the single audit, has there been or do you expect any significant changes in the types of federal awards Tri County has historically received? Potentially as we implement new initiatives and programs.
  • Single Audit:
    •   Do you anticipate any  new/additional federal awards in the next three years? Potentially
    •   Do you anticipate that your current funding from CSBG will continue at similar levels to  your current funding? Yes
  • There is over 60k in accounting fees listed on the 990. Approximately how much of that is audit and how much would be accounting? Line 11c, Part IX of the 2018 990 includes accounting fees and audit fees. Annual accounting fees are based on the agency’s needs and requirements, and are currently provided by Bussard Nonprofit Accounting Services.

Request for Proposals: Masonry -1300 Market Street

Tri County Community Action (TCCA), is requesting proposals from qualified contractors to complete masonry repairs and restoration at 1300 Market Street as part of our South Allison Hill Business Façade Improvement grant program. This program provides an opportunity for commercial/retail property owners and business owners to repair and restore their facades to improve the overall quality of the buildings
and the retail corridor.
Completed proposals as well as any questions can be directed to Julie Walter, Neighborhood Revitalization Manager at 717.232.9757 x 105

Giving Tuesday 11/27/18

Join us on Tuesday, November 27th all day for #GivingTuesday!

But what is it?
Here’s the official definition from the creators…

‘Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.’

And here’s what it means right here at home in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties:

A chance to join us in achieving Our Vision:
That we all live in a community free from poverty.

We’re well on our way in helping you, your neighbors, coworkers, and friends in achieving self-sufficiency by providing a hand up rather than a hand out. We help our clients to chart the course to success and achieve a life outside of assistance and programs, where they can stand on their own two feet, and escape from poverty.

And we invite you to join us in this ever important work. You donation for Giving Tuesday can make a world of difference to a single father struggling to re-connect with his family, or a family who must choose between paying for the electricity bill or putting food on the table, and it can be everything for a young parent unable to balance time between their children and working three jobs.

Every donation, big or small, helps us in the “war against poverty” – and we hope you’ll join us.


Parents As Teachers Home Visits featured on Fox43

Our Family Center program, Parents As Teachers, was recently featured on Fox 43! And in the words of Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Human Services, “Kids don’t come with an instruction manual and we don’t have all the answers. Home visiting is here to make sure you’re on track.”

We are here for you and your family! Our certified parent educators provide in-home visits to families offering health, vision, and developmental screenings of children, one-on-one support for parents and families, and a support network linking them to community resources. This evidence-based program improves parent’s /caregiver’s knowledge of early childhood development and improves parenting practices, provides early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevents child abuse and neglect, and increases children’s school readiness and success. PAT is available to any family with a child – kindergarten age or younger – even expectant parents.

Click here to learn more about this invaluable program, that is open to all!


Join our 2018 Community Needs Assessment

Have you taken our survey yet? No!? Well then you’re in luck, because we’ve linked it below! With just a few minutes of your time you can help Tri County Community Action improve our services and the lives of thousands of residents across Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties.

We’re conducting a community needs assessment to update our 2015 info, identify trends, and ensure services offered are aligned with the needs of the community. But we need your help!

Please click below to complete this quick survey and help us pinpoint gaps in services, new or unaddressed needs – tell us what you’re seeing where you are, it all helps us!