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April-2015 Newsletter – Missouri Association for Community Action

Missouri Association for Community Action

The MACA Network Connection – April 2015

See newsletter for the full article on each item

Advocacy - Speaking up for Low-Income Missourians

Advocacy – We have been tracking nearly 100 bills and have been very focused on the budget for next year…

Other Items (see newsletter for details)
  • Advocacy Efforts
    • Medicaid Expansion
    • Budget Items: Utilicare, Weatherization, Early Childhood and more
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • Federal Initiatives: HCV, CHIP & LIHEAP
  • NCAF Legislative Conference
  • Community Action Network Advocacy Day

Network Capacity - Helping you help others

Organizational Performance Standards – The comment period for the Federal and State Accountability Measures and Model State Plan closed on March 27, 2015. The Office of Community Services will evaluate the comments and make final changes and recommendations by this summer…

...the Missouri Community Action Network continues our efforts to ensure that all Missouri agencies are able to meet and exceed the standards. The Resource Bank will be available this summer and will include the resources and best practices identified by the network.

Other Items (see newsletter for details)
  • Risk Mitigation Steering Committee
  • 2015 Annual MACA Conference - May 5-7
  • Family Development Credential (FDC) Program Update
  • Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Tool
  • ‘NEW’ MIS Agency Admin Training Series Completed!
  • Supervision, Leadership, & Coaching – Training Coming Soon

MACA Capacity - Helping us help you

Other Items (see newsletter for details)
  • MACA Intern
  • Agency Visits
  • Creating a Culture for Resource Development and Sustainability in Community Action
  • Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training
  • On the Calendar – Upcoming Activities and Events


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