May is National Community Action Month

May is National Community Action Month (NCAM) in May and SEK-CAP’s annual Day of Caring celebration is scheduled for May 4th. This kick-off event is for ALL SEK-CAP EMPLOYEES and Board Members.

A part of our celebration, we will recognize some of our important relationships, honor some of our customer’s achievements, and recognize an outstanding volunteer and organization. It is fitting during NCAM that we also take the time to celebrate the dedication and commitment of all SEK-CAP employees as we name our Spirit of SEK-CAP Award winner.

Leading up to our event, we will need to identify some of our award recipients. We are now asking for nominations for the agency awards that I will briefly describe below. Board members and staff are encouraged to submit nominations for each of the following awards:

Personal Responsibility & Achievement

This award recognizes an individual who strives to make a better life for themselves, their family, and their community. They will have worked closely with SEK-CAP and overcome obstacles on their road to economic security.

Award for Collaborative Excellence (ACE)

The ACE goes to a business or agency that has demonstrated outstanding initiative in creating and participating in community collaborations that have significantly contributed to the success of SEK-CAP and our customers.

Caring Service

This award honors an individual who has committed extraordinary volunteer time and energy in supporting the efforts of SEK-CAP. The recipient exemplifies the spirit of community and individual partnerships and will have made a significant contribution of volunteer service to our organization and others.

Nominations are due prior to April 13th

Public Notice

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, inc. (SEK-CAP) is submitting an application for operating assistance for transportation under the U.S.C. 5311 (rural public transportation) of the Federal Transit Act.  The application will be for operating funds to help provide transportation services in the area.  Written comments and questions in regards to this application are encouraged and will be accepted until January 18, 2013 and should be sent to Steven V. Lohr, Executive Director at:

PO Box 128, Girard, Kansas 66762

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. (SEK-CAP) receives Federal Transit Administration (FTA) operating dollars.  This funding is used for the purchase of fuel, insurance, equipment maintenance, and storage.   This agency is seeking Kansas Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified companies as potential vendors for these services.  Please contact Steve V. Lohr at 620-724-2804 if you are a DBE or are interested learning more about the DBE program.

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