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June 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri CAN Network Connection – June 2017
See newsletter for the full article on each item

Did you know Missouri’s food insecurity rate is 15.6%?

Advocacy – A voice for low-income Missourians

Advocacy Update

Message from Kurt Brewer, Missouri CAN executive director includes state and federal budget information such as:

  • State funding for Early Childhood education and a fully funded public school foundation formula
  • Circuit Breaker State Tax Credit for vulnerable renters
  • State access to vital home health care (for some, but not all)
  • State transfer of LIHEAP funds to the WAP
  • President Trump’s proposed budget includes elimination of CSBG, LIHEP and WAP
  • Meetings with Missouri’s national legislators

Network Capacity - Helping you help others

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • ROMA Next Generation training (June 13-15)
  • MIS Onboarding Team Update
  • Community Action Network Days – Royals & Cardinals Events in 2017
  • Online Trainings via Missouri CAN University – Moodle in the following areas
    • Community Development
    • Customer Service
    • Social Media
    • Community Action Acronyms
    • History of Community Action
  • Communications Work Group Kick Off

Missouri CAN Capacity - Helping us help you

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Missouri CAN Staff Update
  • Agency Visits
    • EMAA all staff day and agency visit
    • SCMCAA all staff day
    • CAPNCM tour of agency facilities and learning about agency programs
    • CAASTLC membership recruitment presentation
    • JFCAC overview of Missouri CAN for agency board
  • On the Calendar – Upcoming Activities and Events


Missouri CAN is the statewide association of Community Action Agencies,
Allies & Supporters united to end poverty.

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