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November-December 2015 Newsletter – Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies


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November-December 2015

Brent Morey Testifies at State Legislative Hearing

Brent Morey, Executive Director of Community Action Development Corporation in Frederick and Past President of OKACAA, testified before the Oklahoma House of Representatives Appropriations and Budget Committee on Oct. 21 about how state appropriated funds support the efforts of Oklahoma's Community Action Agencies to provide needed services to low-income people – full story.

Grants Awarded to OKACAA Members

Delta Communication Action Foundation, Inc. was awarded more than $619,000 over three years to develop the Delta Senior Companion Program…

Little Dixie Community Action Agency has been awarded a $177,907 School Readiness grant. Twenty-eight AmeriCorps members will serve in Little Dixie's Head Start and Early Head Start programs to assist teacher and assistant teachers in making sure students are prepared to enter kindergarten.

The Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma/Canadian Counties has been awarded $75,000 by Oklahoma's Inasmuch Foundation for the Individual Development Account (IDA) Matched Savings Program for working high school students and working parents…

MyRide One-Click/One Call Clearinghouse for Public Transportation

MyRide One-Click/One-Call is a new website application providing information on transportation services through the internet or by phone…

Bellmon Scholarship Application Available

The Bellmon Community Action Scholarship awards up to $1,500 per academic year to provide opportunities for Community Action clients, children of clients, or children of employees of Community Action Agencies to attend Oklahoma State University – scholarship information.

Oklahoma Policy Institute Poverty Profile

One in six Oklahomans lived in poverty last year with an annual income below $23,850 for a family of four. The Oklahoma Policy Institute's 2014 Poverty Profile is based on Census Bureau data and breaks down what poverty looks like in our state – 2014 Poverty Profile.

HOME'S Impact on Oklahoma Fact Sheet

For over 20 years, the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) has been one of the most effective, locally driven tools to help communities improve access to safe, decent, and affordable housing. Check out the fact sheet to learn why HOME works in Oklahoma – HOME Fact Sheet.

Census Bureau Releases 2014 Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the income, poverty, and health insurance statistics compiled for 2014 through the Current Population Survey – Census Bureau Data.

LIHEAP Energy Assistance Funds Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that over $3 billion in block grant funds have been allocated for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in its 2016 Initial Continuing Resolution. Oklahoma's share is $29,060,185. Tribal set-asides for the state totaled $3,996,103. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services operates the program which pays utilities for heating and cooling for eligible individuals.

Upcoming Events

Community Action Partnership
2016 Management and Leadership Training Conference
January 6-8 in New Orleans, LA

National Community Action Foundation
Legislative Conference
March 15-18, 2016 in Washington, DC

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies
Spring Conference
May 4-6, 2016 in Oklahoma City

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