The CSBG Organizational Standards were introduced in 2014 as a way of increasing the accountability and effectiveness of local CAAs across the nation. The standards fall into three groups – Maximum Feasible Participation, Vision & Direction, and Operations & Accountability. According to IM 138, all CAAs will be required to comply with the Organizational Standards beginning in Federal Fiscal Year 2016. As the state association, CAPNJ is dedicated to assisting the local network in implementing the standards and provides training and one-on-one support to local CAAs in pursuing this goal.


Maximum Feasible Participation
  1. Consumer Input and Involvement
  2. Community Engagement
  3. Community Assessment
Vision and Direction
  1. Organizational Leadership
  2. Board Governance
  3. Strategic Planning
Operations and Accountability
  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Financial Operations and Oversight
  3. Data and Analysis