Sunday, April 20, 2014

What's Happening

New Locations, New Possibilities

Move effective July 2, 2013 to 20 Gable Place in downtown Barre, VT.

As a result of the move, we will be closed on June 27, June 28, July 1. Please contact 211 for assistance during this time.

We will be open to the public for services at 20 Gable Place in Barre on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Due to the Holiday, we will be closed on July 4 & 5.

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2014 Tax Prep Program

Tax Time? Don't Panic!

It's Tax Time and you may be eligible for free tax preparation assistance through CVCAC! We can serve people who earn $51,000 or less, single or joint filers. We also can do Schedule CEZs for some business people; however, we are not able to prepare taxes for rental units or business use of the home. We operate VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites in Randolph, Morrisville, Barre, Montpelier, Bradford, South Royalton and Northfield (NEW!). Please call the Tax Program Coordinator with any questions at 802-728-8020.

Last year, CVCAC helped 989 households file both federal and state tax returns! We helped central Vermonters access over 1.4 million in tax refunds!

Click here for more information, and to download the NEW 2014 Tax Prep Site Schedule
 is a new online directory for all clean energy education and training programs in Vermont. The site aims to provide a directory that is comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy to use. The Vermont Clean Energy Careers Training & Education Directory aims to connect energy efficiency and renewable energy industry professionals, job seekers, and students with education and training opportunities throughout the state.

This site was created for people seeking information about training and education programs in Vermont related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other “clean energy” fields. It provides information about such programs at universities, community colleges, vocational/technical schools, labor unions, not-for-profit groups, professional associations, and for-profit institutions.  It's a searchable directory for those pursuing a career in the clean energy industry, advancing present careers by acquiring new skills and knowledge, or simply satisfying a desire to learn more about this exciting and important area. is a collaborative effort between the Vermont Department of Labor, the Workforce Development Council and Central Vermont Community Action Council's Vermont Green initiative, and is developed and maintained by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and the New England Clean Energy Council.



AllisonThe Community Action team is hard at work! Our staff are coordinating with local relief efforts and fielding phone calls for urgent needs. If you need assistance, contact us at the Flood Resource Center at (802) 479-4526; staff onsite from Noon to 4pm Monday - Friday. We provide advice, referrals & resources - help with emergency & transitional housing, food, clothing and other essentials. Our arms are wide open and we'll stay hand-in-hand with our neighbors along the long road to recovery.

There are many ways to get and give help - check out the Vt Digger Guide to Flood Relief Help.

Central Vermont Community Action Council is the fiscal agent for the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund - where donations will go to support small local businesses to get up and running. This vital part of the recovery will help the beating heart of our Vermont communities - the little shop downtown, the restaurant on the corner, the repair shop down the street.  Click to give.

You can also support a local family in need by giving to our Family Flood Relief & Recovery Fund.

Thank you.

{Pictured left: Alison Joyall (right), Community Action Disaster Relief Coordinator, onsite at Paterson Park in Duxbury, Vt.}


Great Vermont Community Picnic

We're celegreat_vermont_community_picnicbrating local food and community on the statehouse lawn in downtown Montpelier on August 15 starting at 4:30pm.

There will be local food, lawn games, music and art at this family oriented community picnic. BYOPB (Bring your own picnic blanket).

All proceeds benefit the Vermont Foodbank--an important partner in CVCAC's emergency food shelves well stocked!

Learn more from the Vermont Fresh Network.


Pathways to Green Jobs

vt_green_logo_greyVermont Green is underway!

With nearly $5 million in support from US Department of Labor, this energy training partnership is bringing together private and public partners to work directly with job seekers to be trained and secure employment in renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.

"The "green" sector of the economy offers a tremendous opportunity for Vermont," notes David Rubin, CVCAC's Director of Workforce Development. "We want to make sure Vermonters workers can get the training they need, and Vermont employers can re-train their employees, so we can grow these good jobs in our state." Vermont Green career development counselors are working with workers statewide to upgrade their skills and find opportunities in green job fields.

Read More in Vermont Business Magazine or learn more on CVCAC's website.


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