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10/23 News from CCSCT

As a result of the Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc.‘s (CCSCT’s) successful grant application for the Texas Workforce Commission’s Self Sufficiency Fund, CCSCT was named the October 2019 Seguin Chamber Member of the Month. Read the article in the . Also, among the latest Certified Community Action Professionals from CCSCT, was recognized by the Seguin Gazette for challenges she overcame while pursuing the certification.

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1/25 Community Action Impact Report

The National Community Action Partnership released the first National Community Action Impact Report: Building Opportunities for All. This unique and comprehensive report looks at how Community Action Agencies across the country impact the lives of 15 million people each year, creating pathways to prosperity. The Community Action Network is robust local force of 1,000 local Community Action Agencies, reaching children and families in 99 percent of all U.S. counties. Agencies connect families to approaches that

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1/9 Quality Control Inspector Needed

Find the details on TACAA’s RFP page.

6/22 Fire Destroys Agency in Washington State

Fire completely destroyed the offices of Coastal Community Action Program in Aberdeen, WA, on June 9. CCAP management has worked diligently to get things back in order, but can still use support. Donate online. To direct your donation for their recovery efforts, select “CCAP Fire” when prompted. Read more about the fire here.

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5/25 Texas Success Stories

As part of Community Action Month, the National Association for State Community Services Programs shared Texas success stories in a recent State of Poverty blog post.

8/29 Hurricane Harvey

Community Action Responds to Hurricane Harvey Thousands of Texans have been affected by this disaster – having homes demolished or heavily damaged from the high winds during the initial landfall, and many more communities flooded with the ongoing rain that followed. The network of Community Action Agencies stands ready to respond. The national Community Action Partnership’s Network for Good website accepted donations through October 31, 2017, to be used by local Community Action Agencies in

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3/16 Woman Helped by Houston CAA

Impoverished Woman Moves from Subsidized Housing to Master’s Degree and Dream Job Read about it on the Office of Community Service’s website.

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10/1 Nat'l Weatherization Evaluations

The U.S. Department of Energy released the full results of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) evaluations covering program years 2008 and 2010. See the full reports on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s website under WAP Retrospective Evaluation and WAP Recovery Act Evaluation. The evaluations showed families very satisfied with the program and reporting many health and well-being benefits, such as: Fewer times when they paid utility bills instead of buying food – in fact, fewer households

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8/11 Weatherization Assistance Program Study Disputed

The U.S. Department of Energy has released comments disputing information contained in the recent study by the E2e Project. View the comments online.

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6/3 2014 State CSBG Fact Sheet

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) has published state fact sheets for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) results. Access the Texas fact sheet online.

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