Here is some of the news from this morning’s SCCAP General Staff Meeting, which is generally held every two weeks.
- Today is the first day of SCCAP’s Winter Energy Assistance Program. W have a lot of clients showing up for that program already at all four of our county offices. In Bloomington, there’s nary a parking spot to be found.
- Fortunately, we received approval just yesterday from the City of Bloomington to begin grading work on our parking lot expansion. Once work begins, we expect the expansion to take about a week and be completed this month. The expansion will add 15 spaces.
- New SCCAP signs have been ordered for our offices in Brown, Morgan and Owen counties and are expected to be installed next week.
- The next state deadline for homes to be weatherized with stimulus funds is Nov. 30. SCCAP needs to have 62 homes completed by the deadline. With 12 completed and 55 in progress, we feel good about our progress in achieving our goa by the deadlinel.
- About 20 volunteers from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church will be cleaning up outside of our Monroe County office and painting a Head Start shed on Nov 6. This will be the third straight year that volunteers from SOCC have spent a day working outside our office.
- SCCAP is working with the City of Bloomington and a private contractor to plan an energy audit blitz in December. The blitz will encourage people of all income levels to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes.
- SCCAP’s Section 8 program is about to provide housing subsidy certificates to four new families in Monroe County.
- Shoes are expected to arrive this week to be provided to MCCSC schools for kids who don’t have adequate shoes to wear for gym or outside for recess when it’s cold. At the request of the schools, these shoes will stay at schools to be loaned out to children. These shoes are one of quite a few initiatives for school children that SCCAP has been able to undertake this year using stimulus funds.