SEEKING GOVERNING BOARD CANDIDATES
Girard – Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), a 501(c) 3 not for profit agency, is seeking names for consideration as a candidate for election to the SEK-CAP Governing Board of Directors. As a Community Action Agency, SEK-CAP conforms to federal legislation requiring a tri-partite board of directors, with equal representation from the private sector, the low-income sector, and elected public officials.
SEK-CAP has one vacancy on the nine-member board and is seeking one qualified individual to represent the private sector. Names of interested candidates submitted for consideration will represent the views and interests of the general public 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.
• Reside within SEK-CAP’s twelve-county service area, which includes the counties of Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson.
The board position is non-salaried. The full board meets at minimum six times annually in Girard, on the third Thursday of alternating months, beginning in January, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Board members may be reimbursed for travel and other reasonable expenses incurred while attending meetings and transacting the business of SEK-CAP.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11th, 2014
620-724-8204, ext. 1026
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.
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
Community Input Wanted
The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), in partnership with Project 17, is seeking input from all community members through an online survey. The survey is designed to gain an understanding about what issues community members feel are most important to address, including economic development, health and wellness, and social service support. Results from the survey will be compiled to view the input as a region, but will also be broken out by county, and will inform leaders and policy makers on how best to impact long-term growth and prosperity for all of Southeast Kansas.
Project 17 is an effort launched by Southeast Kansas elected officials with the goal of engaging and motivating citizens in the Southeast Kansas region to improve our overall quality of life. They have partnered with SEK-CAP to conduct a comprehensive regional assessment of seventeen counties which will be used to make informed decisions about what our preferred future should look like rather than guess about what citizens in the region want.
All citizens can help this collaborative effort by taking a few moments to complete the survey and provide honest feedback to the questions posed. Please follow this link to begin: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sekcommunity