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January-February 2016 Newsletter – Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

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Community Action Solutions - OKACAA Newsletter
January-February 2016

Little Dixie Community Action Agency & Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency Awarded Child Care Partnership Grants

Little Dixie Community Action Agency and Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency are among the five state organizations awarded Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – full story.

CDSA Hosting International Wine Tour Fundraiser

Community Development Support Association will host an elegant International Wine Tour fundraiser March 5 in Enid with proceeds to benefit the YouthBuild program – full story.

Member Agency News Briefs

Randy Brasee has been named Deputy Director of Washita Valley Community Action Council. He also serves as Housing Director and Early Head Start Maintenance Supervisor…

U.S District Four Congressman Tom Cole recently visited with the Great Plains Improvement Foundation staff in Lawton – photos.

Oklahoma Head Start Program Information Reported

Oklahoma's Head Start Programs FAQ details information on enrollment, funding, medical and dental services, teacher qualifications, and family services.

2016 Poverty Guidelines Issued

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued its 2016 Poverty Guidelines which are used to determine financial eligibility for certain federal programs.

2015 Oklahoma CSBG Fact Sheet Issued

The National Association for State Community Services Programs has issued its 2015 State CSBG Fact Sheet which documents performance outcomes. The 19 Community Action Agencies in the CSBG network provided services to 115,638 low-income individuals in Oklahoma - 2015 Oklahoma CSBG Factsheet.

Two OKACAA Staff Members to Retire

OKACAA Director of Operations Patty Laub is retiring April 1 after serving 23 years on the staff. Communications Director Robert "Bob" Brandenburg will be retiring June 1 after serving on the staff for 17 years.

Upcoming Events

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

National Head Start Association
Annual Conference & Expo
May 16-20, 2016 in Nashville, TN

CAPLAW
National Training Conference
June 22-24, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Community Action Partnership
2016 Annual Conference
August 30-September 2 in Austin, TX

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