The Clark County Community Action Program is a key provider for emergency needs, basic and essential services, and programs that work to improve self-sufficiency. Program dollars come from Local Deed Recording Fees (2060, 2163, 1359), Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), local dollars, Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).
The Community Action Program allocates more than two million dollars annually to community nonprofit organizations to provide an array of services to homeless and low-income individuals and families in Clark County. Examples of funded services include emergency shelter, energy assistance, homelessness prevention through rent/mortgage assistance and case management, access to services, food programs, employment programs, and programs that provide legal assistance for non-criminal matters.
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The demand for services far exceeds the available funding. The Energy Assistance Program serves only 15% of the need assistance. 50% of those seeking emergency shelter are turned away and homelessness prevention assistance is only able to serve 20% of the need. The Community Action Program works with community partners to prioritize help to alleviate identified community needs.
For more information, please contact:
Kate Budd, Program Coordinator
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