Friday, April 18, 2014

What's Happening

CVCAC Wins United Way Award

Dawn  SandyThe CVCAC's team at the Morrisville Outreach Office received the United Way of Lamoille County "Agency of the Year Award" for help with the firewood project and for the hundreds of people in crisis assisted during the past year.

At left, Dawn Archbold, United Way of Lamoille County Executive Director, presents the award to Sandy Neely, Morrisville crisis services coordinator with 38 years of service at CVCAC.



CVCAC's ARRA Projects Meet Growing Need

ltc_playground_111409_020CVCAC is ensuring ARRA funds are invested wisely in programs that help low-income Vermonters and grow Vermont's economy.

To date:

541 senior citizens and 1021 people with disabilities received services to help them maintain independent living.

5,187 boxes of emergency food were distributed through one of our food shelves, reaching 3,917 people.

77 people obtained safe and affordable housing.

75 homes were made safer and more energy efficient with weatherization assistance and 233 more home units are currently in progress.

Read More.


It's Tax Time!


ATTN Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides money to help you stretch your paycheck or catch up! EITC could mean up to $5,600 extra back from the IRS. Plus there are a number of NEW tax credits this year, like Making Work Pay - so file your taxes and claim what's yours!

Need help preparing your taxes? CVCAC offers free tax assistance if your total 2009 household income was less than $49,000. Call us for a tax package. Then, mail in, drop off, or walk-in at one of 5 VITA sites with your completed tax package for assistance. We can e-file too; so if you have a checking or savings account, you'll get your tax refund fast. And, we can prepare Schedule C, C-EZ and Fs for self-employed tax filers!

Learn more about tax assistance at CVCAC.


Stretch Your Resources with EITC & 3SquaresVT

hal_vptEarned Income Tax Credit (EITC) & 3SquaresVT can help your family stretch your limited resources. CVCAC Executive Director Hal Cohen recently appeared as a guest on VPT Public Square, hosted by Kristin Carlson, to look at how these resources can help Vermonters struggling in the current economy.

Watch Hal on VPT & You.

Did you know? Working families with children who receive the VT Earned Income Tax Credit are automatically income eligible for 3SquaresVT food benefits. CVCAC can help you with 3SquaresVT forms and application process; we may also be able to prepare and file your taxes for free - Contact us!


A Taste of LACE


Celebrate local foods, local music and local artisans at LACE this Saturday, March 13th, Noon - 6pm in downtown Barre (159 N. Main Street).

See and meet food producers and crafters from the Artisan Gallery and Community Kitchen operated by CVCAC in partnership with LACE.

Sample local treats just $1 each; tickets sold at the door.

For more information, call (802) 476-4276.



green_earthCVCAC is leading VtGREEN, a diverse, statewide public-private partnership to prepare workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.

Through assessment, training, supports, job placement and follow-up services, the partnership will assist participants in establishing career pathways in green industries.

VtGREEN is funded by a 2-year USDOL ARRA Energy Training Partnership $4.84 million grant (competitive award). Read more in the Times Argus.


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