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May-June 2016 Newsletter – Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Community Action Solutions - OKACAA Newsletter
May-June 2016

Tax Legislation Will Impact Struggling Families

Many low-income families rely income tax credits to help meet their financial needs. However, a bill passed by the Oklahoma State Legislature will make Oklahoma's Earned Income Tax Credit non-refundable in 2016 – full story.

United Community Action Launches WorkRide

Cimarron Public Transit System, operated by United Community Action Program, has launched a new project called WorkRide to benefit low-income individuals going to and from work destinations – full story.

Training Provided at OKACAA Spring Conference

More than 165 persons registered for OKACAA's Spring Conference held May 4-6 in Oklahoma City. Training was provided for Head Start, Housing/Weatherization, Management and Services staff – conference photos.

Students Awarded Scholarships

Two students were awarded scholarships at OKACAA's Spring Conference. Jarod Andrews received the Ted Allen/David Walker Scholarship and Gracie Deaton received the Bellmon Scholarship – full story.

Region VI Head Start Conference Registration Begins

Registration has begun for the 2016 Region VI Head Start Conference scheduled for Oct. 18-21 in Oklahoma City. Theme for the conference is Moving Forward: Head Start Partnerships.

Conference Registration Form

Upcoming Events

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

National Association for State Community Services Programs
2016 Annual Training Conference
September 27-30 in Omaha, NE

Community Action Association of Region VI
2016 Conference
Oct. 12-14 in Albuquerque, NM

Region VI Head Start Association
2016 Annual Conference
October 18-21 in Oklahoma City, OK


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