“The Kansas Association of Community Action Programs recently released an updated Kansas Report on Poverty.  This report is valuable in educating all people on the plight of the more than 25% of our Kansas population currently living at or below 125% of the FPL. Every person should be an advocate for the over 160,000 Kansans living in extreme poverty. Everyone should be aware that this epidemic of poverty infects every segment of Kansas life.

Kansas ranked last in the nation making progress in insuring children. Kansas' rate of uninsured children in 2010 was 8.2%, up from 7.4% in 2008 according to the study conducted by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center for Children and Families.
To view the Kansas Report on Poverty, please visit the KACAP webpage: http://www.kacap.org/ProgramsandResources/ProgramsandResources/2012KansasPovertyReport.aspx

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.