SEK-CAP Seeking Governing Board Nominees

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                              

April 1, 2014

SEK-CAP SEEKING GOVERNING BOARD NOMINEES

 

Girard Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization, is seeking names for nomination and election to the SEK-CAP Governing Board of Directors as a representative of low-income citizens. As a Community Action Agency, SEK-CAP conforms to federal legislation requiring a tri-partite board of directors, with equal representation from the low-income community, elected public officials, and the private sector.

SEK-CAP has one vacancy on their nine-member board, and seeks qualified low-income individuals or designated individuals representing a low-income group or constituency. It is essential that the persons submitted for consideration will represent the views and interest of low-income citizens of Southeast Kansas. Furthermore, they must:

  • Express interest in assisting disadvantaged citizens by taking a leadership role;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in community capacity building around the issues of poverty;
  • Have a history of accomplishment in community services;
  • Be a low-income person (at or below 185% of the federal poverty level) or a person who is regularly employed or volunteering in service to low-income people; and
  • Reside within SEK-CAP’s twelve county service area.

Interested parties may submit a name for consideration by printing and filling out the “SEK-CAP Board of Directors Nomination Form” found at, www.sek-cap.com. Submissions must be transmitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to SEK-CAP, PO Box 128, Girard, Kansas, 66743, and postmarked before April 15, 2014.

The board position is non-salaried. The full board meets at minimum six times annually, on the third Thursday of alternating months, beginning in January, from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm; attendance at these meetings is mandatory. Board members may be reimbursed for travel and other reasonable expenses incurred while attending meetings and transacting the business of SEK-CAP.

Questions about this governance opportunity and the election process may be directed to Steve Lohr, Executive Director, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 620-724-8204, extension 1015.

Board Member Job description

 

TBRA APPLICATIONS HALTED-8/11/2014

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11th, 2014
Becky Gray
620-724-8204, ext. 1026
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TBRA APPLICATIONS HALTED – DEMAND EXCEEDS AVAILABILITY

 

GIRARD – The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), one of the recipients of Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) grant, announced that they will no longer accept applications for the TBRA program, effective at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 18th, 2014.  SEK-CAP has received enough eligible applications to meet the funding capacity for this grant year.  No applications will be accepted after 4:30pm on Monday, August 18th.  SEK-CAP will issue another press release to notify the public when the application process and waiting list is reopened.


Grants are awarded through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.  The TBRA Program assists qualifying individuals and families with rental subsidies and/or security and utility deposits.  The SEK-CAP TBRA Program funding will be used specifically to address the housing needs of those who are homeless or about to become homeless through no fault of their own in the SEK-CAP twelve county southeast Kansas service area.


For more information about this program or to obtain an application, please call (620)724-8204.  Please submit applications to the SEK-CAP Housing Department, 401 N. Sinnet, Girard, KS  66743.  This is an Equal Housing Opportunity. 
                                                      

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The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program is a 501 (c) (3) private, non-profit organization serving twelve southeast Kansas counties. SEK-CAP is headquartered in Girard, and was created in 1966 to combat poverty. The organizational mission is to unite staff, individuals, families, and community partners to provide quality, comprehensive services through compassionate, respectful relationships. Programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, Housing and Home Weatherization, Family and Community Services, Emergency Shelter, and General Public Transportation. Contact the SEK-CAP central office at 401 N. Sinnet or by dialing 620.724.8204. Visit the website at www.sek-cap.com