CAPSAW Funding Awards Announced March 21
Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro (CAPSAW) is the Community Action agency designated in July 2009 by Virginia’s Governor to serve the citizens of Augusta County, the City of Staunton, and the City of Waynesboro. It has been likewise designated by the City Councils of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the Board of Supervisors of Augusta County, through a Memorandum of Agreement.
In November 2011, CAPSAW issued the RFP to solicit applications for its annual funding made available through the Federal and State Community Services Block Grants (CSBG), Virginia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds (TANF), and local funding from Augusta County, the City of Staunton, and the City of Waynesboro for services to low-income people within those services areas.
SAW RD Jenn Chestnut submitted two funding applications to CAPSAW on January 31. One to support funding for the Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled (TED) Program at $8,400 and one to support funding for the SAW Senior Center Program at $31,662, totaling $40,062. Jenn was notified by CAPSAW Coordinator Anna Leavitt on March 21 that full funding has been awarded for both proposals although the awards are estimates at this time.
The letter further stated, “Funding amounts are based on estimated federal, state and local budgets. These budgets will be finalized in the coming months and your award may be eliminated, reduced or increased accordingly. The budgets for all three sources are not confirmed. If CAPSAW receives cuts in funding, this amount will most likely be reduced proportionately.”
The Region is very pleased to receive these funding awards to help support the services provided at the Staunton, Churchville, and Waynesboro Senior Centers and through the TED Program.
Posted on March 26, 2012 ·