Grant: $11,193,235 - Administration for Children and Families - Apr. 10, 2009
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Award Description: Administered through the Office of Community Services of the of DHHR's Administration of Children and families -- 99% ($11, 081,304) of the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA or Recovery Act) funds are going to sixteen (16) community action agencies throughout the state covering all fifty-five (55) counties. The funds are distributed using the same formula as the regular CSBG Grant. 1% ($111,931) of CSBG ARRA grant is being used statewide for benefit enrollment and client identification, administrered from the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO). The project descriptions for all CSBG ARRA programs are outlined below in Project Information.
Project Description: Statewide benefits enrollment activities (1% of funding) are coordinated by the CSBG ARRA Administrator at the State level through relationships with Federal, State, and local governments, agencies, and organizations that disperse information about Recovery Act services through extensive combined networks and resources. Travel to each Community Action Agency over the next three months will ensure that benefit enrollment efforts are effective. Activities will include print, radio and television coverage statewide. West Virginia utilizes DBA FACS Pro software to indentify and provide client intake services to current and new customers, facilitate State administration of Federal dollars, and Community Action Agency reporting. With other 99% of the ARRA funds(76 projects) community action agencies are concentrating on training programs that lead to employment, filling the job market demand and allowing unemployed or newly unemployed persons to train to fill these needs. Many community action agencies are collaborating with local county governments, corporations, and non-traditional partners to establish new training opportunities such as wind turbine technicians and other green jobs, looking to a new job market for sustainable employment. Several community action agencies are partnering with service providers, providing certification training, and assisting with child care centers to ensure the child attending will receive an approved curriculum, socialization and nutritious meals. With the assurance that their children are being cared for, parents can retain or obtain employment. Many community action agencies are expanding case management to target populations requiring assistance navigating social services, as new populations never having required social services make their way through the network. With increased case management come the need to increase budgeting for Emergency Services including utility assistance, housing assistance, and other basic needs.
Jobs Summary: 16 Community Action Agencies, in 71 projects, have filled 73.73 FTE positions with CSBG ARRA Funds, including case manager, outreach workers, ARRA coordinators, healtcare workers, housing assistants, and IT specialists, to name a few. 103 more jobs are expected to be created or retained in the coming months. One (1) FTE CSBG ARRA Administrator was hired by the Governor's Office, not using ARRA funds, to coordinate the CSBG ARRA Programs through the State, thus creating the West Virginia CSBG ARRA State Plan and community action agency (CAAs) contracts, disseminating federal ARRA requirements, and coordinating and leading the compliance monitoring of the CAAs. (Total jobs reported: 74)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|RALEIGH COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATION||$517,295||BECKLEY||WV|
|COMMUNITY ACTION OF SOUTH EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA||$641,490||BLUEFIELD||WV|
|Mountain Cap of West Virginia Inc||$456,586||BUCKHANNON||WV|
|Capital Resource Agency Inc||$1,557,096||CHARLESTON||WV|
|C W V C A A INC||$559,259||CLARKSBURG||WV|
|NORTH-CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATION, INC||$1,579,243||FAIRMONT||WV|
|Southwestern Community Action Council Inc||$1,142,587||HUNTINGTON||WV|
|P R I D E INC||$386,612||LOGAN||WV|
|MOUNTAINHEART COMMUNITY SVCS||$315,802||MATHENY||WV|
|Eastern West Virginia Community Action Agency, Inc||$535,023||MOOREFIELD||WV|
|Council of The Southern Mountains||$402,167||NORTHFORK||WV|
|Community Resources, Inc.||$1,129,442||PARKERSBURG||WV|
|NICHOLAS COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP INC||$287,344||SUMMERSVILLE||WV|
|MINGO COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP, INC||$360,362||WILLIAMSON||WV|