OACAA Briefing: The latest news from OACAA and Ohio's CAAs

April 2020
Community Action: In This Together
Ohio's Community Action Agencies have responded quickly to COVID-19 and continue providing essential services to Ohioans.

Thank you to all of our members who responded to our request for photos and videos specific to the network's virus response. This video was possible thanks to YOUR HELP! Please continue to share your stories and watch our blog for more. >>> WATCH NOW
Training & Technical Assistance Survey
Please respond!
Based on the new needs of the Community Action Network as a result of the pandemic, we are working to update our Training and Technical Assistance plan for 2020. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey to share topics and delivery methods that will work for you.

FDS Recertification

Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements, OACAA is now offering Family Development Specialists an opportunity to complete recertification requirements electronically. To learn more, email Lorie McClain, Program Specialist.

Job Opportunities

  • Homeless Youth Case Manager, Fairfield County
  • Housing Coordinator, Fairfield County


Finance Fund grant period opens soon

Finance Fund, a nonprofit organization in Ohio, will open Pre-development and Economic Development grant applications on June 1st. >>> READ MORE
Resources for Community Action COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 has changed the way Community Action and others operate, and our network continues to provide essential services across Ohio. OACAA has been working to help our members during this unprecedented time. That work includes representing the network on Governor DeWine's Philanthropy Strike Force, weekly district meetings, outreach efforts, and much, much more.

Your input is vital to continuing our efforts to support your mission today and tomorrow. Below are two recent reports developed thanks to your efforts and continued communications throughout the network.

Census 2020 Update
Census operations for in-person data collection have been temporarily halted due to the pandemic, though collection is still underway online, and self-reporting has been extended to October 31, 202 0. Households who have not yet completed the Census should still be encouraged to do so because it is easy, safe, and important!

Governor DeWine has challenged Ohioans to have a greater response rate than Michigan in a friendly competition.

Latest Blog:
Community Action responds to special requests during pandemic
Community Action continues to help communities during the coronavirus pandemic. As new situations occur, agencies are quickly adapting to meet the needs of customers. One way that has been especially impactful at  Community Action Wayne/Medina  (CAW/M) is the well-being calls staff are making to let customers know about new services and...

Behavioral Health Matters: Housing updates
Homelessness, even in the best of times– months before COVID19, was a significant problem in Washington County. The high cost of housing– especially rental housing– prevelance of substance abuse disorder, numerous less-than-living wage jobs are all issues that significantly impact people and housing.  Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action has been helping our community overcome these challenges

Community Action Together: HAPCAP
The National Community Action Foundation has created a new video series highlighting Community Action agencies across the country. Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program was featured in the first episode. The new series will be released regularly to connect CAAs during the pandemic.

Loans available to small businesses
(Source: Morning Journal)

LISBON- The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County is utilizing some of its small business revolving loan funds for emergency loans for local non-essential small businesses that continue to incur expenses.

GLCAP receives grant funds for TRIPS; adjusts to pandemic
(Source: Freemont News Messenger)

FREMONT - Sandusky and Ottawa counties will see their normal allocation of transportation funding to continue providing residents rides to essential businesses and appointments.
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) will receive...


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