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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.



Comments from Carl, Executive Director

Welcome to September, a really short month for Congress. The Appropriations battle is underway.  -Carl

A headline taken from Roll Call, http://www.rollcall.com/

No 6-Month Stopgap for Democrats, Reid Insists

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Thursday that Democrats this month will oppose any stopgap spending bill that would punt current government funding and policies into 2017, a strategy favored by conservative Republicans who don't want a lame-duck session.



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.


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Updated on June 28, 2016

Updates on the Federal Budget & Community Action Programs