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April 2019 Newsletter – IACAA

Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies

IACAA News – April 2019
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IACAA Annual Conference

2019 IACAA Annual Learning Conference
May 5-7 in Springfield, IL
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Income Qualified Southern EE Advisory Meeting

The Income Qualified South Committee meeting was created to assist in the design and evaluation of income-qualified energy efficiency programs, pursuant to the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). Committee participants share their feedback on how to make these programs more effective for IQ customers and program administrators. The Committee consists of Ameren Illinois, implementers and community-based organizations.

2019 Silent Auction

IACAA Fundraiser Silent Auction, May 6-7
Consider donating items specific to your part of Illinois (e.g. original artwork, wine and cheese, etc.) or items that Community Action employees have hand-crafted. Any and all donations will be happily accepted.

2019 AIRS Conference

Illinois Alliance of Information and Referral Systems
July 16 in Bloomington, IL

Spotlight: Dr. Dalitso Sulamoyo

Illinois Represented by CCRPC Chief Executive Officer at the 2019 National Community Action Immigration Summit
Dr. Dalitso Sulamoyo, Chief Executive Officer of Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, recently presented  as one of panelists at the historic National Community Action Summit on Immigration and Poverty.  The lively session discussed the impact of living in a community without legal status, barriers facing immigrant families, and making a case for a humanitarian response to the immigration crisis.  Additionally, racial bias and cultural stigma and culturally informed strategies for navigating institutional barriers and social isolation were also discussed.

Weatherization Auditor Internships

New Pilot Program Underway
Indoor Climate Research & Training's (ICRT) weatherization training center received a grant with the Department of Commerce and  Economic Opportunity Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Office (DCEO WIOA) office to pilot a weatherization auditor internship program. This program is currently underway with a small group of participants, and is expected to conclude in the winter of 2020…


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