Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
RSVP New 2012 Relinquishment Funds Competition
PART III -- SECTION A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. (FCCAA) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1966 as a community-based, multi-service agency with the mission to strengthen individuals and families to become more self-sufficient, achieving their potential by taking advantage of opportunities, improving the conditions in which they live, and taking ownership of their community.
FCCAA is seeking $110,300 a year in RSVP federal funding to
recruit 350 volunteers in Fayette County to help those who are in need of services. This amount does not include the 10 percent required match of $12,200.
The service category that will be addressed is "Healthy Futures - Independent Living."
Community needs that will be addressed include providing food boxes to the elderly, unemployed and disadvantaged; providing hot meals to home-bound, low-income elderly and disabled residents through the Meals on Wheels program; providing congregate meals to senior citizens and helping senior citizens to access Aging Services, including income tax return preparation.
Fayette County Community Action Agency's volunteers will help: 300 individuals who are unable to work - especially seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers, for whom barriers to family stability are reduced or eliminated - through the Aging Department's congregate meal program, obtain food assistance; 10,000 unduplicated consumers in need will receive approximately 1.8 million pounds of food to alleviate hunger in Fayette County;
300 home-bound individuals will receive a hot, home-cooked meal five days per week; and 1,200 low-income and elderly residents to file local, state and federal tax returns during the 10-week tax preparation season. It is expected that the tax refund for the filings will exceed $900,000.00