Michigan Commmission on Community Action & Economic Opportunity Releases State ID Card Brief
Michigan's CCAEO has released a brief on state identification cards. The brief recommends ways to address the barrier to obtaining legal identification that exists for many low-income people. See the brief here.
MSHDA Announces Neighborhood Enhancement Program RFP
The RFP is available for any 501c3 nonprofit operating within a neighborhood within the State of Michigan. RFPs must be submitted to MSHDA at 735 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912 no later than March 15, 2017. For more details, click here.
EightCAP Releases Weatherization RFP
EightCAP has released an RFP for a Mechanical Contractor for Weatherization Services in Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Montcalm, Muskegon and Oceana Counties. For additional information, click here.
SCCAC Seeks Housing/Weatherization Manager
Saginaw County Community Action Committee is seeking a Housing/Weatherization Manager. For a detailed position description, click here. To apply, please send resume to the HR manager.
Community Action Partnership's Pathway to Excellence Rescheduled
The Community Action Partnership's Open Enrollment for the Pathways to Excellence will now be taking place March 21 and 22 in New Orleans, LA. For further details and to register, email Jarle Crocker.
UCAP Seeks Executive Director
The United Community Action Partnership is seeking a new Executive Director. This is agency that covers a nine county area in Southwest Minnesota. For further information, view the position description here.
OLHSA Names New CEO
Susan Harding, a twenty year OLHSA employee, has been named the new CEO of OLHSA. Her most recent position was Director of Early Childhood programs. She is one of the first State CAA Network Certified ROMA Trainers. She has been very active in the Michigan Head Start Association and a number of MCA Committees and other activities. Congratulations, Susan!
Kalamazoo County CAA Hiring a Housing Program Specialist
Kalamazoo County CAA is hiring a Housing Program Specialist. Applications must be received by December 18, 2016. A complete position description can be found here.
Interim Agency Leaders Brought on as Permanent
Paula Huyser has been hired as the Program Manager to lead the Ottawa County Community Action Agency and Andrea Plevek has been named the new Director of the Office of Community & Economic Development. Both leaders served previously in interim positions and bring many years of Community Action and anti-poverty experience to their positions.
EightCAP Releases Weatherization RFP
EightCAP has released an RFP for a General Contractor for Weatherization Services in Muskegon and Oceana Counties. For additional information, click here.
Passing of Ken Roehling
MCA is saddened to report that Ken Roehling, Housing Director at FiveCAP, has passed away. Ken leaves behind three children and his girlfriend, Jennifer Sielski. Ken lived most recently in the Traverse City area. He was a new employee to FiveCAP, but will be greatly missed.
Silver Key Coalition Seeks Nominations for the Tess Canja Innovation Award
The purpose of the Tess Canja Innovation award is to recognize social service agencies that have implemented innovative approaches to increase their efficiency in providing essential in-home services for older adults. Information gathered about effective strategies to improve efficiency will be shared in a written report, which will show the strength of Michigan’s aging network, and provide an opportunity to share best practices. If you’ve had a successful approach towards providing in-home services, please consider submitting the attached nominee application. The grand prize is a $2000 cash award; there are also three $500 awards for honorable mentions. Application is due by 5:00, Wednesday, October 26.
EightCAP, Inc. Seeks Fiscal Compliance Controller
EightCAP, Inc. is hiring a Fiscal Compliance Controller to work out of their headquarters in Greenville, MI. A complete position description can be found here.
Local CAA Seeks Executive Director
A local CAA in Michigan is searching for an Executive Director. Click here for the complete position description.
MCA as a Resource for Member Agencies
MCA has a webinar explaining what we do for our members! View the webinar to learn how the Association can help you and the services available to our members for training, professional development and more!
Six Michigan CAAs Awarded 2017 SSVF Awards
The VA has announced its awards for 2017. Six Community Action Agencies in Michigan were awarded. See the entire list of awardees here.
Three Rivers Community Action Seeks New Executive Director (Faribault, MN)
The Board of Directors of the Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. seeks an experienced, inspirational, and resourceful Executive Director to provide operational oversight for a $12 million organization. See the complete position description for additional details.
The application process must be completed by September 14, 2016.
MCA launches its use of MemberClicks
MCA has moved its website and much of its communication to a Content Management System called MemberClicks. We hope that this platform allows for further communication and resource sharing between members.