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October 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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OACAA Briefing – October 2019

Resources & Association Updates

Community Action's Role in the 2020 Census
Community Action Agencies are expected to play a strong role in preparation for Census Day on April 1, 2020.  Check out our latest blog by Philip Cole to learn about how OACAA is working to support the Census and how you can get involved – read more.

2019 Exemplary Program Awards
Nominations for the 2019 Exemplary Program Awards are now being accepted!  Learn more about how to nominate your program to receive the recognition of exemplary within the Community Action Network…

Other items

  • Training & TA Survey for OACAA Members
  • Community Action Jobs
Upcoming Events

OACAA’s 2020 Winter Legislative Conference
January 29-31 in Columbus, OH

Network News & Successes

Bike Shop assembling fleet ready for the street
(Source: The Morning Journal, Richard Payerchin)
Student workers at LCCAA trained during the summer and are assembling a fleet of two-wheelers ready for the streets.  “They are working their way through understanding how to run the shop,” said Ed Stewart, master mechanic – read the full article.

Columbus to set up fund for people facing eviction
(Source: ThisWeekNews.com, Gary Semen Jr.)
Impact Community Action's emergency-assistance department would provide rental or mortgage help, Favor said. Impact serves more than 20,000 families and individuals who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level by providing such emergency assistance as household items, burial support, rent/mortgage, transportation, water- and energy-program assistance and food giveaways – read the full article.

CAA of Columbiana County awarded grant to expand oral health services
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, announced this month twelve awards in Ohio to health centers to expand access to oral health services in their community.  Among the grantees is Community Action Agency of Columbiana County who were awarded $300,000 – learn more.

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