Our Community In Action
A Quarterly Publication of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
Volume 11, Issue 4 - Autumn 2016

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Changes to Winter LIHEAP
How can I apply for help with my utility bill?
A person with a disability lives in my home. When can I apply and expect payment? You can apply starting October 1st, 2016. Payments to utility companies begin November 1, 2016.

A person 60 or over lives in my home. When can I apply and expect payment? You can apply starting October 1, 2016. Payments to utility companies begin November 1, 2016.
How will I know if I am approved? Approval letters will begin to go out in November. If your application is denied, you will receive a notice soon after your application so that you have a chance to reapply.
How will I know if I am NOT approved? If your application is denied, you will soon get a notice so that you have a chance to reapply.
What should I do if I moved after I submitted my application? Contact the agency where you submitted your application and tell them you moved. You will need to complete a new application with your new address and submit it and a copy of the fuel bill which shows your new address. Check where you should send your application, it may need to go to a new location.
Since LIHEAP started a month later, will it also end a month later? No, the program ends March 31st
Once I am approved, do I need to complete another application to get more help? A new application is needed only if you have moved or changed your main heating source.
Do I fill out an application every time I bring in a disconnect notice? No. A new application is needed only if you have moved or changed your main heating source.
Do I fill out an application in June for the summer crisis program? The summer program can only assist you if your electric is in threat of disconnection or already shut off. You do not need to complete an application if you received energy assistance the previous winter. If you have moved, you will need to complete a new application.
I heat my home with electric heaters and use propane/gas only for cooking, can I claim electric as my heating source? No.
I mailed in my application with all requested information, how long will it take to process my application? Applications are processed within 30 business days, unless you have a disconnect notice or are already shut off.
Zombie Run
This October 22nd you might notice an increase in zombie activity on and around the walking trail in Trenton. If you would like to join us as either a runner or a zombie, please give us a call at 855-290-8544 for all the details! Visit the Facebook event page.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the upcoming 5K Zombie Run! 
  • Wright Memorial 
  • Hy-Vee 
  • Barnes Baker
  • Auto Shawp
  • Main Stop
  • Quenten Coon Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Shopko
  • Washington Street
  • Cale Gondringer Agency, LLC (Shelter Insurance)
  • Grundy County Lumber
If you are interested in becoming a CAPNCM 2016 Zombie Run supporter, please give us a call! 855-290-8544 ext 1069

Operation Back to School

This program offered $50 Walmart gift cards to families who needed a bit of help covering the cost of back-to-school supplies. We we able to help 180 kids using this CSBG (Community Services Block Grant) funded program.
Franklin Elected Treasurer
On August 31 st Aaron Franklin, Executive Director of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM), was elected to serve on the national Community Action Partnership (CAP) Board of Directors as the board Treasurer. The national CAP conference was held in Austin, TX this year from August 30th to September 2nd , and was a year in which regional and national elections took place in the Community Action network to determine who will serve on the 2016-18 national board.

We are thrilled Aaron Franklin is joining the board of the Community Action Partnership,” stated Denise Harlow, CEO.  “The national association serves the local member Community Action Agencies and state associations and we take seriously the role of fiscal oversight and responsibility.  Having Mr. Franklin on board provides us with a Treasurer who understands the local and state association perspective which will enhance our ability to be good fiscal stewards, while being transparent with our membership regarding the Partnership’s fiscal health and stability.”

The national board is made up of six (6) officers and ten (10) regional representatives, and every two (2) years an election is held to determine who is seated. On the evening of September 1st , during the evening awards gala event, Franklin was officially installed as the Treasurer of the CAP Board of Directors. This will be Franklin’s first term serving on the board.

I’m humbled by the support received from my peers all across the United States. I’m excited for the opportunity to serve the Partnership in this capacity, and look forward assisting the entire board, and the CAP staff, in furthering the mission of the organization,” says Franklin. “This is a great way to educate myself with the pressing issues that affect our Community Action network, and gain additional knowledge to provide improved leadership to CAPNCM!”
Poverty Simulations
CAPNCM recently conducted Poverty Simulations in Milan, Purdin, and Polo.

How do we get our neighbors, our leaders, and our communities to see how poverty feeds into the cycles of teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, or incarceration? The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) wants to open people’s eyes to the human cost of poverty. A poverty simulation is a unique opportunity to help the community understand what life is like with a shortage of money & an abundance of stress. Many of the individuals and families in our nine county service area face poverty every day. Using a simulation kit, participants role play in the lives of low-income families. Family scenarios are given out to groups who participate and each family is given time to seek services and support, obtain financial assistance, and simply decide how to spend what little money they have to survive.

For more information about poverty simulations or information on how to schedule one for your group, please contact Traci Fields ext. 1080.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:00pm
Closed on Fridays

Phone Options
#0 Receptionist
#1 Utility Assistance
#2 Employee Directory
#3 Weatherization
#4 Service Center
#5 Housing
#6 Employment
#7 Women’s Health
Other Numbers
1.660.359.6619 (local fax)
1.844.503.1872 (toll-free fax)
1.660.359.2038 (LIHEAP fax)
1.877.611.7600 (WHS toll free)
1.800.735.2966 (Missouri TDD)

Women's Expo
Don't forget the 7th Annual CAPNCM Women's Expo, coming up November 5th at the Trenton High School. We've still got spaces for vendors and sponsors! Call us at 855-290-8544 or visit the WHS website for complete details.

​Our 2016 Vendors so far:


CAPNCM offers services to individuals to become self-sufficient by empowering them to obtain the resources needed to build strong families & communities.


CAPNCM envisions a world without poverty in which all people have access to necessary resources and are treated with dignity.

Our Community in Action is a quarterly publication by Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri. If you have particular programs that you would like to see highlighted in future issues, or if you know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
1506 Oklahoma Ave.  Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 855-290-8544 | Fax: 844-503-1872
Aaron Franklin, Executive Director

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