6/25/2014 Becky Gray, Director of Research
620.724.8204 ext. 1026
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Girard, KS –The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), will begin accepting applications for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on June 30th, 2014.

To potentially qualify for assistance, applicants must be certified as “homeless” by a social service agency. Additionally, applicants’ income must also fall below the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 rental assistance program guidelines, which is $27,400 for a family of four living in Crawford County; the income guidelines vary by county and family size.

SEK-CAP will begin accepting applications for the TBRA Program on June 30, 2014 and will continue to accept them until further notice. To find an application distribution site near you, please call (620)724-8204. Please submit completed applications to the SEK-CAP Housing Department, 401 N. Sinnet, Girard, KS 66743.

The TBRA Program, overseen by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, assists qualifying individuals and families with rental subsidies and/or security and utility deposits. The SEK-CAP TBRA Program is used specifically to address the housing needs of those who are homeless or about to become homeless through no fault of their own throughout twelve counties in Southeast Kansas.

For more information about this program, please call (620)724-8204. 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 Engagement, 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




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April 1, 2014



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, 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