Announcements

(Includes historical announcements that may have expired)

MCA Requests Audit RFP for Fiscal Audit

Click this link for full details.

Upcoming MCA Webinar:Rural Home Ownership Collaboration

Is your CAA interested in creating or expanding a home ownership program in a rural part of Michigan? Pathfinder Services is a nonprofit organization that has been in existence for 50 years. One of the programs they operate is a HomeOwnership Center (pathfinderhomes.org). They are currently working with the USDA in rural Indiana to enable low-income people to become knowledgeable homeowners through counseling, education and responsible mortgage services, resulting in 120 individuals and families per year completing the process. Now, Pathfinder has an opportunity to provide similar resources to clients in rural Michigan. They do not want to duplicate services, but rather partner with rural Michigan CAAs. If you would like to learn more about the opportunities for partnership and collaboration with Pathfinder, please join us for an informational webinar on May 31 at 3:00 ET.
To register for this free webinar featuring Justin Barker of Pathfinder Services, please click on the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1560243674283089665

 

NEMCSA Seeks Weatherization Program Manager 

For fifty years, Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) has prided itself on its dedication to providing our communities with the highest level of quality human service programs. NEMCSA’s Weatherization program provides services that focus on reducing energy costs within client’s homes, at no cost to the homeowner or renter.

NEMCSA is looking for a motivated and detailed leader to provide operational management, supervision, oversight and training support for all weatherization program staff, contractors and volunteers. The Weatherization Program Manager will also ensure compliance with policies for all pre-inspection energy audits on eligible homes, monitoring weatherization subcontractors, and supervise all quality control post inspections of homes to ensure the installation of weatherization measures by subcontractors is completed and complies with all agency and program standards and regulations.

For further information and to submit your application, please visit www.nemcsa.org/careers/.  Application deadline May 7, 2018

Road Work Near MCA Office

There is a major and long term reconstruction of the intersection of Jolly and Okemos Rds. near our office that will require visitors to follow temporary detours. Please see a map of the detour routes here and give yourself some extra time to arrive safely—the work has created some significant traffic backups in all directions, at times. Our office on Commons Parkway is represented by a blue star on the map.

MCA Releases 2017 Annual Report-Updated

MCA has released its annual report for 2017.  To view the updated PDF, click here.

May is Community Action Month! 

Head over to Community Action Partnership's website to download all or part of their 49 page Community Action Month Toolkit.  Please click here.

Minnesota CAA is Seeking Executive Director

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County is seeking an Executive Director.  For further details please click here.

NEMCSA is Seeking Quality Control Inspectors

Request for Proposal
Weatherization Services
Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, Inc. (NEMCSA) is seeking
Quality Control (QC) Inspectors to provide weatherization services in our 11-county area.
This program is funded by State and Federal funds.
Interested Inspectors may contact the NEMCSA Weatherization Program for a Request for Proposal packet at:

11765 US-23 South, Ossineke, MI 49766
Or by Calling (989)358-4700
Or email williamsv@nemcsa.org

RFP Packet deadline:
Friday, April 6th, 3pm
NEMCSA is an EEO employer

Register for Nonprofit Legislative Day at the Capitol

Seats are filling up fast, don't miss out!
Registration closes March 14

Michigan Nonprofit Association, in partnership with Michigan Community Action, Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, and CEDAM invite you to join us for Nonprofit Legislative Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Radisson Hotel
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, Michigan

Join leaders from the foundation community and the nonprofit sector to hear from elected officials and public policy experts and learn how to effectively advocate on behalf of the people you serve.

Confirmed speakers and guests include Sergio Lopez, Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights and
Nikhil Pillai, Alliance for Justice.

Cost:
$40 for members
$65 for non-members
Members - get your discount code here

Register today at http://www.cvent.com/d/gtqfnm/1Q

2018 Summer Conference Registration Now Open

The registration form for the 2018 Summer Conference is now available.  You can find it on the MCA website by clicking here.

MCA Releases 2017 Annual Report

MCA has released its annual report for 2017.  To view the PDF, click here.

SMCAA Seeks Community and Energy Services Director

SMCAA is seeking a Residential Energy Auditor. This position conducts onsite home inspections, writes technical specifications, manages contractors, develops client relationships and is proficient with data entry. The successful candidate will work to educate and empower low- income clients on utility bills and act as a referral source for other client eligible programs. For the entire position description, click here.

OLHSA Seeks Residential Energy Auditor

OLHSA is seeking a Community and Energy Services Director. This position will oversee division programs including Welcome Center Services, Weatherization Assistance Program, Affordable Assistance, Asset Management, Workforce Development and other community and energy services related programs. The Director will serve as an advocate for low income, disadvantaged families and will increase and maintain financial support for agency operations. Applications are due February 1, 2018. For more information click here. OLHSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.

CLMCAA Seeks Executive Director

CLMCAA, a private, nonprofit organization serving Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties is seeking a full time Executive Director/ CEO. The CEO works under the direction of a Board of Directors and is responsible for the oversight and administration of programmatic and fiscal operations of the multimillion dollar agency, which has approximately 200 employees and a mission of promoting self-sufficiency. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in relevant field, a minimum of ten years work senior management experience leading a performance and outcome based human service or related organization with increasing level of job responsibilities including supervision of professional staff. A working knowledge of grants administration and human service programs is required. A complete job description is available here. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer

MSHDA Seeks Applicants for 2018 Duvernay Award

MSHDA has released the application for the 2018 Terrence R. Duvernay Award. Applications are due Feb 15th, 2018. For further information on the focus of this award and for the application, click here.

CAACHC Seeks President/CEO

The Community Action Agency of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is seeking a President/CEO. For background and application information, click here.

Warm Hearts Warm Homes Campaign a Success

Thanks to the generous support from Consumers Energy and Isabella Bank, MCA will distribute an additional $67,000 to local Community Action Agencies to help clients with energy assistance.  This campaign was run by WCMU Public Radio and funds were raised as a dollar-for-dollar match of pledges made to the radio station.  MCA thanks all the organizations and donors who made this extra assistance possible!

Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm to Hold Day at the Capitol

Join MCA and other members of the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm as they celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the coalition and promote energy assistance in the state of Michigan.  For further information on the event, see the event flyer.

NMCAA Seeks Executive Director 

NMCAA is seeking an individual with a proven history in organizational management, a deep passion for their anti-poverty mission and vision, and a desire to create social change. Candidates will possess the competencies and skills needed to continue and grow this important work with low income individuals, families, and communities through a continuum of programs and services.

Starting salary is $85,000 plus benefits.

Letter of Interest and Resume should be submitted to the Selection Committee at brees@nmcaa.net and will be accepted through December 19, 2017.

For the entire position description, click here.

HDC announces Lead Abatement/Weatherization Job Postings

HDC has posted positions in their Lead Abatement and Weatherization Programs. All positions will be based in their headquarters in Caro, MI. Postings include an Environmental Project Manager, an Energy Specialist and three Energy Technicians. To learn more about each position and for information on how to apply, click on the respective links in this post.

NEMCSA seeks Human Resources Director

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) is seeking a Human Resources Director in Alpena, MI.

For fifty years, NEMCSA has prided itself on its dedication to providing our communities with the highest level of quality human service programs. NEMCSA is looking for a motivated and energetic innovator to lead our effort to attract and retain top talent for our Agency. The Human Resources Director originates and leads human resources practices that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture with a strong commitment to the Agency’s mission of helping others. We are looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of increasing senior management experience, including human resource leadership.

Salary range from $71,500 - $82,000.

Only applications through the Career Portal at www.nemcsa.org will be accepted.

Application will be accepted through November 12, 2017.

Questions can be emailed to hr@nemcsa.org - resume's will not be accepted. 

GCCARD Seeks Finance Director

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department is seeking a Finance Director. For an entire position description, click here.  For more information or to apply visit GCCARD's website.

MCA’s Kate White to Speak at Poverty Forum

Kate White, executive director of Michigan Community Action, has been invited to take part in a panel discussion on Preserving Basic Needs at the Michigan League for Public Policy’s forum, What Happens in Washington Doesn’t Stay in Washington, on October 4 at the Lansing Radisson Hotel. The forum begins at 1:00 with a keynote presentation by Bob Greenstein, president of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC, followed by the breakout panel discussions starting at 2:45. 

Also appearing on the panel will be Kait Skwir, Director of Nutrition and Outreach, Food Bank Council of Michigan; Hassan Jaber, Executive Director, ACCESS. Gilda Jacobs, the MLPP’s CEO, will moderate.  Other concurrent panel discussions at the forum include The Health of Healthcare and Poverty, Racial Equity, and Education. A lunch preceding the forum will be served from 11:45-1:00. To register for the forum and to RSVP for lunch, please email pkillips@mlpp.org and include any dietary restrictions for lunch. For more information, visit www.mlpp.org/.

MCA Releases 2016 Annual Report

MCA has published its 2016 annual report, recounting the achievements and milestones of the Association and the Community Action network. Highlights include the impact our network is having in the lives of the families and communities we serve and how MCA is supporting the professional development of member agency staff and boards of directors. The association’s annual report will make a valuable addition to packets of informational materials you might be delivering to your legislators and other government officials—please contact Mike Shalley to request hard copies. For now, have a look at the online version here.

Capital Area Community Services Seeks Executive Director

Capital Area Community Services is a large nonprofit human and social services agency based in Lansing, Michigan with an annual budget of more than $20 million.  They have opened their search for an Executive Director.  For further details and the full position description, click here.

OLHSA Releases RFP for Contractors

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) for contractors under two different programs. The first program is weatherization contracting services under the Weatherization Assistant Program (WAP). The second program is for Minor Home/ Minor Mobile Home Repair under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Both programs provide contracting services to clients in Oakland and Livingston Counties. For requirements, due dates and contact information, click here.

NEMCSA Receives funding to administer new Senior Corps RSVP Program

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) currently manages an RSVP covering 2 of the counties (Roscommon and Crawford) in NEMCSA’s service area.  The new and second RSVP under NEMCSA’s sponsorship will cover 9 counties (Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Presque Isle).  This new RSVP will recruit 300 RSVP volunteers who will serve nine new counties and an estimated 3,000 new clients.  RSVP volunteers will provide medical transportation and home-delivered meals, serve at food pantries, make telephone reassurance calls and mentor Head Start preschool children.  At the end of the three-year grant, RSVP volunteers will have: increased the social support and independent living of 370 homebound and disabled individuals; increased the food security of 2,500 individuals visiting food pantries; provided non-emergency transportation to 150 individuals; mentored over 125 elementary school children; and made telephone reassurance calls to 100 people (per year).

Communities Encouraged to Apply for Grants to Provide Lead Hazard Control Services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposal for community organizations to provide residential lead hazard control services to Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) enrolled residents. Grants up to $1,500,000 are available for qualifying cities, counties, or consortiums to provide lead hazard control services.  The Healthy Homes Section of MDHHS hopes to fund up to six agencies to provide these services in Michigan communities.  To view the entire press release, click here.

Michigan Seeks Organizations to Help Prevent Crimes Against Older Adults

The Aging & Adult Services Agency, under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, has issued a request for proposal open to Michigan’s aging network and its partners to help combat some of the fastest-growing crimes in the state, crimes against older adults. Funding is available to applicants under AASA’s Prevent Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Exploitation, Neglect Today (PREVNT) initiative. Grants from $25,000 and up to $1 million are available for organizations to provide AASA with a strategic plan or project to meet the initiative’s goals. Funding may be awarded to a single grantee or multiple grantees. To view the entire press release, click here.

Action for a Better Community Seeks Executive Director

Action for a Better Community CAA is an agency based in Rochester, NY.  For further details and the full position description, click here.

CalCAPA Seeks Executive Director

The California Community Action Partnership Association (CalCAPA) is recruiting for the organization’s next Executive Director. The successful candidate will be a visionary individual with excellent leadership skills, a history of building effective collaborations and possess relevant educational and work experience. Candidates must be committed to the anti-poverty mission of the Community Action Agency/CSBG network. Applications are requested to be submitted by July 14, 2017. Detailed application procedures and the job description for the position can be viewed by visiting CalCAPA's website.

WIPFLI OMB Circular and Cost Allocation Training

MCA will bring Wipfli to do OMB Circular Training at Mid Michigan Community Action Agency in Farwell. The training is free but travel and all meals will be at the CAAs cost. The training will be offered twice and each session will be two days. Seating is limited to 50 people per session. Fill out the form below for yourself or colleagues who would like to attend.

Macomb Community Action Seeks Director

Macomb Community Action is seeking a Director.  For a detailed position description, click here.  Applications are due by June 26, 2017.

WISCAP Seeks Executive Director

Due to the planned retirement of their current Executive Director, Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is now looking for a new leader that can be an advocate and influential leader.  For a detailed position description, click here.

MOCAP Releases RFP for Shared Services

Muskegon Oceana Community Action Partnership (MOCAP), is accepting proposals for an interim Executive Director and accounting services.  MOCAP is interested in sharing an Executive Director and an accounting team with another Community Action Agency (CAA) in Michigan.  For further information, read the entire RFP here. Letters of Interest are due by June 2, 2017.

NCAF Statement on President Trump's 2018 Budget Proposal 

NCAF has responded to the proposed 2018 budget. For the complete statement, click here.

MOCAP Seeks Executive Director

Muskegon Oceana Community Action Partnership is seeking an Executive Director.  For a detailed position description, click here.  Applications are due by Friday, May 12th.

HDC receives MDARD Grant for Rural Communities

Human Development Commission received this grant for infrastructure improvements to their commodity food warehouse.  For further details, visit the Award Announcement Page.

Kalamazoo County Community Action Agency releases RFP for Strategic Planning Services

Proposals are due by 5 PM on Monday, May 8th.  To see the entire RFP, click here.

OLHSA Seeks Early Childhood Director

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency is seeking an Early Childhood Director.  For a detailed position description, click here.  To apply, please follow applications instructions on OLHSA's website.

NASCSP Responds to Administration's FY 2018 Budget Proposal

View the National Association for Community Service Program's statement on the Administration's FY 2018 Budget Proposal here.

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.

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