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Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) is a not-for-profit agency working toward alleviating the causes and conditions of poverty in the Ozarks. OACAC serves Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster Counties. 

OACAC offers seven programs: Family Planning, Foster Grandparent, Head Start, Housing, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Neighborhood Centers and Weatherization.
As part of a nationwide network of Community Action Agencies, OACAC continues to fight poverty with new and innovative programs and expanded services for children through Head Start and Early Head Start.
From developing programs for families to initiating community projects, OACAC is committed to making the Ozarks a better place to live and work for all residents.



Weatherization turns 40!

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was signed into law this week in 1976 on August 14. Over its 40 year history, the WAP has weatherized more than 7.4 million homes, creating healthyhomes & lowering energy burden by up to 25%.    

OACAC Website Redesign RFP

The attached Request for Proposal (RFP) includes a background of our organization and describes the purpose of the redesign, its desired functionality, and specific requests relating to the proposal.


RFP posted:  August 10, 2016

Responses due:  August 22, 2016 by 5pm

Notice of selection of finalists for presentation:  August 29, 2016

Presentations by vendors:  August 30 – September 2, 2016

Contract award date:  September 7, 2016

Anticipated launch date:  December 28, 2016 

A look ahead for LIHEAP

This project is federally funded.  100% of the total cost of the project will be paid for with federal funds, which will amount to $3,404,436.

Family Support Division and OACAC are both equal opportunity providers and employers.

Save the Date - October 8!

Adventurous...Wacky...Fun! Inspired by The Amazing Race, the Springfield Adventure Race will send teams around the city, competing in all kinds of awesome challenges.

Starting Line: OACAC, 215 S. Barnes, 2pm
Finish Line: Cartoons Oyster Bar, 1614 S. Glenstone, 5pm
Following the awards, you're invited to stay for the after party - your cover charge has already been paid, compliments of Cartoons. Enjoy drink specials, live music, and socializing with your favorite people!


Teams must register online by September 25 at www.oac.ac/springfieldadventure

Follow us on facebook:  www.facebook.com/springfieldadventure


July 12 is Amazon Prime Day

Are you an Amazon shopper?  If so, please consider making OACAC your charitable organization of choice when you log-in to shop from smile.amazon.com. 

Amazon Prime Day is July 12

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Updated on June 28, 2016

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