CSBG Data T/TA Project Summaries FY 2010
State Exemplary Practices Projects Supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Community Services Block Grant Training and Technical Assistance Program
State Exemplary Practices Projects
Supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Office of Community Services
Administration for Children and Families
Missouri Association for Community Action, Inc. (MACA)
Missouri Association for Community Action, Inc.
2014 William Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: (573) 634-2969
Ms. Emily Altheuser, Project Manager
The Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA) is a Statewide association supporting 19 Community Action Agencies (CAAs). MACA provides leadership training and technical support to CAAs and advocates for services that help communities reduce poverty.
Use(s) of Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Program Funds
The Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA) will identify exemplary practices in job creation and green jobs through its Missouri Renewable Energy Project (MREP). The MREP is a collaborative effort between 17 of Missouri’s 19 CAAs, the State Community Services Block Grant agency, and the Association. MACA will work with an energy design company, as the project consultant, to identify feasible green job enterprises in the local communities. To guide the overall project, the Association established a Statewide energy advisory committee made up of energy industry experts. To guide the project at the local level, MACA established local advisory committees for the 17 local CAAs. MACA will complete an analytical review of the exemplary practice model.
The outcome of the Missouri Renewable Energy Project is to develop business plans and templates to create green/renewable job opportunities that are responsive to locally identified community needs and enhance current community services programs. The business plans are in the areas of: energy auditing/retrofit; deconstruction and architectural salvage; and sustainable agriculture. Through case studies and other means of documentation, research from this project will provide practical information for others wanting to replicate and/or fund these projects.