***IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!***

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, the Community Action Office at 125 E. Walker Street in Orland will be open by appointment only, until further notice. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

Please see attached flyers (PDF) for more details.

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CGTCAP Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 2020-2021
Request For Funds (RFF) -- Colusa County


The purpose of this Request For Funds (RFF) is to solicit and award a multi-year contract to local non-profit agencies in the Colusa County region under the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), for the provision of services that will enhance the priorities set forth by the Community Services Block Grant Community Action Plan 2020-2021 (CAP Plan).

Funding will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 to $10,000 per applicant, per funding year, to improve the lives of low-income residents of in Colusa County. Funds will be disbursed April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.

Organizations serving in Colusa County may submit an application for CSBG funds. Non-profit agencies with 501(c)(3) status, local government agencies, and faith-based organizations providing services throughout the County of Colusa to low-income individuals and families whose household income is at or below 100% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) federal poverty guidelines (https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelinbes) are eligible to apply. Agencies must have an intake process that screens for income eligibility.

Please send requests to gccadadmin@countyofglenn.net

Requests must be received by no later than 5:00 P.M. March 25, 2020

Request For Funds (RFF) Description/Application (PDF)





Community Action AgencyU.S. Department of Housing

Homeowner Assistance Program Brochure
(PDF)



2020 LIHEAP Application (English)

2020 LIHEAP Application (Spanish)




Glenn County Observed Holidays 2020

Please see list at the link below. All County offices will be closed on the holidays listed. Thank you.

Glenn County Observed Holidays 2020 (PDF)




CGTCAP 2018-2023 Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan

CGTCAP 2020-2021 Community Action Plan
Final approved version (PDF)





Purpose


A Community Action Agency works to reduce poverty in its local community by helping to ensure that available local, state, private, and federal resources assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities, and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Mission Statement

Empower and promote positive experiences in our community with innovative services and resources through maximization of partnerships.

Vision


Individuals, Families, and Communities: Successful, Safe, and Strong











Through the CSUC Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion’s CalFresh Outreach program, CalFresh outreach and application assistance is provided in over 17 northern California counties.

CalFresh is California’s name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  California currently has one of the lowest SNAP participation rates in the nation---just over half of eligible Californians access these benefits.  Nationally, approximately 34% of eligible seniors participated in SNAP in 2006, whereas only 10% of eligible seniors participated in CalFresh.  CalFresh helps low-income people purchase the food they need for good health and nutrition.

Do you want to find out if you may be eligible or would you like help applying?

We can help anyone in northern California!
Drop in Mondays 10am-4pm at Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion           25 Main St., Ste. 201, Chico
(530) 345-9749
CalFreshHelp530@gmail.com
Or find out more information and apply yourself
CalFresh Website Click HERE www.calfresh.ca.gov
To Apply Online Click HERE http://www.benefitscal.org/


Background
The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, also known as the USDA, and is administered through the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).  CDSS contracts with community-based organizations to provide CalFresh outreach and application assistance services.  
USDA funding covers less than one-half of total programs costs. The remainder of funding is contributed by CNAP’s local partners through donations and other unrestricted, non-federal funding sources.

Impact
The dedicated work of our local agencies ensures Californians have enough to eat.  From October 2012 through September 2013, participating CNAP agencies helped over 25,286 households find out if they were eligible for CalFresh benefits.  Of these households, 2,108 worked with CNAP to submit applications, of which an estimated new 1,269 households and 2,919 participants were approved.

This work benefitted the wider community through an estimated $5.2 million additional annual CalFresh benefits resulting in approximately
$9.3 million increased economic activity.

Local Agencies

The following organizations provide local CalFresh Outreach services through this program:
Caring Choices
http://www.caring-choices.org/
Colusa-Glenn-Trinity Community Action Partnership
http://www.cgtcap.com
Community Action Agency Butte County, Inc.
http://www.buttecaa.com/
First Five Placer
http://www.first5placer.org/
First 5 Siskiyou Children & Families Commission
http://first5siskiyou.org/
Four Winds of Indian Education
https://www.bcoe.org/
Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
http://www.nvcss.org/
Shasta County Office of Education
http://www.shastacoe.org/
Torres Community Shelter
http://www.chicoshelter.org/
Yuba FRC Camptonville Community Partnership, Inc.
http://www.frcnetwork.net/

Related Resources
The California Department of Social Services has available for download at
http://www.calfresh.ca.gov/PG2460.htmthe following no-cost CalFresh Outreach materials:
CalFresh General Market Brochure (
English) (Spanish) (Hmong) (Chinese)
CalFresh Seniors Brochure (English) (Spanish)
CalFresh General Market Mini-Flyer (English and Spanish)
CalFresh Seniors Mini-Flyer (English and Spanish)
CalFresh General Market Poster (English and Spanish)
CalFresh Senior Poster (English and Spanish)
CalFresh Guidelines Insert for Brochures (English) (Spanish) (Hmong) (Chinese)


For additional information or questions, please contact Jenny Breed, Program Director, at (530) 345-9749 at the Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion.

This informational item was funded by USDA, SNAP, known in California as CalFresh, an equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services.