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January 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

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IN-CAA Newsletter – January 2017

Events

Pace & Partners Bring Day of Fun, Education to Head Start Students
STIMULUS Engineering and WestGate Academy partnered together on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to provide a day of fun, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities for Head Start students at Pace Community Action Agency – read full article.

News

Vectren Donates More Than $290K to Continue "Share the Warmth" Program
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, Beth Pace of Vectren Energy Delivery presented a $296,697 check to the Indiana Community Action Association (IN-CAA). The funds will enable IN-CAA's network of community action agencies to perform weatherization work in counties where Vectren has customers – read full article.

IIWF Asks for Feedback on Issues that Matter To You
Welcome to Indiana's 2017 legislative session!  The main goal of the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF) throughout this legislative session is to provide readers with an analysis of legislation in Indiana that may negatively or positively affect Hoosier working families. Guided by the Institute's 2017 Policy Agenda (to be released soon), Institute staff will research, track and testify on bills as they travel through the legislative process - and they invite you to do the same – read the full article.

CAPE Head Start Program Receives $50,000 Grant to Expand Early Childhood Education Opportunities
The Community Action Program of Evansville, Inc. (CAPE) recently received a $50,000 grant from Early Learning Indiana's Partnerships for Early Learners, a statewide program working to ensure 75 percent of Indiana's children in child care or preschool are connected with a high-quality program.  Partnerships for Early Learners provided the grant as part of a statewide effort to grant $418,000 to seven Hoosier programs funded by the Lilly Endowment – read the full articleread full article.

Community Impact

REAL Services' Family Development Program Helping Individuals Earn Their Degrees, Gain Self-Sufficiency
REAL Services' Family Development Program utilizes Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to assist adults in completing their educational goals with the long-term goal of reaching financial self-sufficiency – read full article.

SIEOC's IDA Program Participant is First in State to Earn Approval to Purchase Car
Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation (SIEOC) is very proud to have the first Individual Development Account Program (IDA) participant in the state of Indiana to be approved to use their IDA savings to purchase a vehicle – read full article.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Enables 103-Year-Old Senior to Maintain Independence in Her Own Home
When Mary was admitted to the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), coordinated through the Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, she was 87 years old. For some, moving to an assisted-living or nursing-care facility is the beginning of a loss of independence, but this wasn't the case for Mary – read full article.

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