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CSBG Data T/TA Project Summaries FY 2010

State Exemplary Practices Projects Supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Published: July 5, 2012
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Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
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FY 2010
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

South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships (SCACAP)

Amount

$150,000

Grant Recipient

South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships
2700 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213
Columbia, SC  29204-2416
Telephone: (803) 771-9404
 

Project Director

Ms. Jessica McMoore, Executive Director

Organizational Description

The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships (SCACAP) is a non-profit organization that aims to develop and support programs to promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for the low-income community.  SCACAP serves as the State nucleus for meetings, resources, data collection, impact studies, advocacy, training/technical assistance, and other vital services to 14 local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and 26 Head Start Programs in 46 counties in the State Community Services Network.

Use(s) of Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Program Funds

SCACAP proposes to identify and document exemplary practice models that focus on implementation, dissemination and sustainability projects for: 1) job creation and green jobs; 2) benefits enrollment; and 3) community economic development.  SCACAP will establish three Work Groups, to identify the most successful practice models in each of the three fields.  The Association will assess the training needs of its 14 CAAs, maintain a website featuring “exemplary practices,” conduct outreach and education and facilitate two conferences on the subject.  At the completion of the project, SCACAP will evaluate and produce a report on “Exemplary Programs in South Carolina Community Action.”

Expected Outcomes

SCACAP will disseminate the Exemplary Practices Publication to increase the body of knowledge available to the State CAA Network; establish a stronger, unified and coordinated effort that is responsive to identified needs; and use as a strategic plan  in the Job Creation/Green Jobs, Economic Development and Benefits Coordination areas.