Gene Schelker presents a $500 grant award to Courtney Cross, Administrator of Harrison County Health Dept. & Hospice as part of our Community Partner Fund program.
The Green Hills Women's Shelter is a recent recipient of a $500 grant via Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri's Community Partners Fund program. GHWS plans to apply these funds toward assisting clients with legal fees. The Community Partners Fund is designed to provide funding and assistance to groups, organizations, and companies that serve low-income individuals and/or families. The Agency's hope is these funds will utilize the strengths and diversity of our community partners to build strong communities. Information and a copy of the application are both available online at www.capncm.org.
Pictured above are Aaron Franklin, of CAPNCM, and Lori Stevenson and Roxanne Chase, both of GHWS.
Air Conditioners Available from CAPNCM
Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri will have a limited number of 110 air conditioner units available for residents living within our 9-county service area.
Beginning June 1st, 2017, as part of Summer ECIP, our Energy Assistance program will be able to offer air conditioners to a small number of clients who suffer from a life-threatening condition and who can provide a doctor’s note stating such. The AC units are first come, first serve, and clients submitting a request cannot have received an air conditioner from our agency within the past 3 years. If your household was approved for energy assistance in the winter and you have not moved since then, you are automatically pre-approved for summer energy assistance, and will only need to provide a doctor’s note. If you have not been approved for energy assistance since November/December of 2016, you will need to submit an application, supporting documentation, and doctor’s note in order to be considered.
Community Services, operating under a grant from Community Services Block Grant, currently has a limited number of air conditioners, box fans, and infrared heaters available to residents of our 9-county service area who are 60 or older. Clients requesting these items through the service center cannot have received an air conditioner or heater from our agency within the past 3 years and may be required to submit an application and supporting documentation. Clients must choose either an air conditioner or heater, and cannot qualify for both within the same fiscal year.
CAPNCM has free box fans available for KCP&L customers who can provide a current bill from the Kansas City Power & Light utility company. These fans are made possible via a gift from KCP&L with the strict stipulation that they go only to customers of the electric provider.
If you have questions or would like to see if you may qualify, please contact us by calling 855-290-8544, utilizing the contact form on our website: www.capncm.org, or faxing your doctor’s note and a cover sheet with identifying details to 844-503-1872. This project/program is funded in whole or in part with federal funds received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division.
June Life Skills Class
THS Senior Receives Grant
Congratulations to Aidan Clark, a graduating senior at Trenton High School, on receiving the CAPNCM Continued Education Scholarship!
Summer Energy Assistance Begins June 1st
Electric customers residing within the nine county core service area of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri may be able to see a slight reprieve from higher utility bills as things warm up across Missouri in the coming months. The Agency’s Summer ECIP (which stands for Energy Crisis Intervention Program), is slated to begin Monday, June 1st, 2017. Funding is limited, and can only be used by clients in the event of an electric shut off emergency.
If you were approved for winter energy assistance between October 1st, 2016 and March 31st, 2017, your household is pre-eligible for these summer funds. If you did not apply and/or receive help with utilities, or you have moved, since the recent winter EA season, CAPNCM will require a new, completed application with supporting documentation before help can be made available. If you do not remember if the agency assisted you with a bill, you are welcome to call them at 855-290-8544.
Summer ECIP applications will not be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Applications will also be made available to the public at that time via mail, e-mail, fax, or online at CAPNCM.org. Clients do not need to schedule appointments or visit the Trenton office to get help with utilities, just call CAPNCM toll-free at 855-290-8544.
Each year, during select summer and winter months, the EA and ECIP programs help countless Missourians by supplementing utility payments if they happen to fall behind. There are strict qualifications and regulations surrounding the program, and each household must follow certain guidelines and meet requirements before they can be provided with assistance.
Those with questions are invited to contact CAPNCM by calling the Agency toll-free at 855-290-8544.
Moberly Area Community College student Crystal Palmer is a 2017 recipient of our $750 Continued Education Scholarship. Crystal is planning to apply the scholarship toward the RN program. Join us in congratulating her!
CAPNCM Helps in Livingston County
Staff members from the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri helped out at the Livingston County Food Pantry this morning. CAPNCM is currently participating in Community Action Month, an annual May celebration of the accomplishments of Community Action Agencies across the country that fight poverty every day, by providing essential programs that empower families with low-incomes to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
In honor of this year's Community Action Month, the agency is urging everyone to donate non-food items to their local food pantry, such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, and other toiletries. EBT (food stamp) cards cannot be used to purchase these items and supplies food pantries receive are often limited. In addition to donations, agency staff will also be visiting food pantries within all nine counties of their service area to offer a helping hand.
For further information about CAPNCM, Community Action Month, or area food pantries, persons are urged to visit capncm.org or call 855-290-8544.
Billie Birge of Mercer County is a 2017 recipient of our $750 Continued Education Scholarship. She will be starting the nursing program at NCMC soon! Join us in congratulating her!
May is Community Action Month
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