This Year's Project: Emergency Assistant-Head Start- Commodities Supplemental Food
Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska (Mid) is a community action agency established in 1965 as part of a response to Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska (Mid) is a caring, non-profit organization serving 139 communities located within 27 counties in south central Nebraska and two counties located within Kansas. Mid is a primary source of support for low-income families and individuals, disabled individuals and senior citizens who wish to become self-sufficient. Mid administers public assistance programs for low-income persons, senior citizens, and disabled individuals giving people the opportunities to improve their lives. Mid meets the challenge in choosing their efforts carefully, enhancing existing programs, and establishing partnerships with community-based organizations that share common goals. Mid offers a diverse number of program services to benefit those in need. Programs include: Affordable Housing, Community Services/Family Development, Child Abuse Prevention, CSFP/Commodities and Food Bank, Head Start, Health Services, Transportation, Women Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, and Volunteer Services.
Current Project: Emergency Assistant-Head Start- Commodities Supplemental Food
Focus program for this project are : 1.Emergency assistant is to provide assistance to Low-income families with a assistance with rent, utilities , other basic needs to alleviate the crisis situation. These funds are utilized to cover a 7 county area to assure basic needs are met for families suffering a situational instance 2. Head Start Funds will be used to provide services for Head Start children and their families. Three and four year old children and their families receive services in education, disabilities, transition, health (medical and dental), mental health, parent involvement, social services, literacy, nutrition and other community partnerships. Head Start is required to obtain 25% matching funds from local communities. The funds obtained from other sources such as the McCook Community Chest are used to enhance program services and fulfill the matching requirement. 3. Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Funds will be used to pay for fuel to bring nutritious food from food distribution site in Kearney to low-income elderly 6 x a year in 12 location " Chase, Dundy ,Frontier, Furnas & Red Willow Counties"