The Wichita Sedgwick County Community Action Program (WSCCAP) serves as the local Community Action Program for Wichita and Sedgwick County.
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Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
This Community Action Program for Wichita and Sedgwick County is focused on assisting families achieve economic security. The program is open to low income families in Wichita or Sedgwick County although the focus in the first year of the program is families living in Wichita Public Housing and those who utilize Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers in Wichita and Sedgwick County. The Individual and Family Development (IFD) program is modeled after a successful Annie E. Casey Foundation's Family Economic Success model.
The WSCCAP program's local advisory group is the Community Services Block Grant Review Committee which reviews program and expenditure information. Staff also partner with community agencies through financial and non-financial contracts for services which support the core mission. All programs are funded by the federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).
Download the 2017 Federal Income Limits with income guidelines for eligibility for CSBG-funded programs.
2017 Federal Income Limits 2016-2017 CSBG Employment & Training RFP
One of the areas of focus for the WSCCAP program is support for
The Way to Work & The Way to Work - For Life summer youth employment program. Youth in these programs are 14-17 years old and are in households living in Public Housing or in Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher-assisted units. The program provides 20 hours per week of paid employment and training including weekly four-hour workshop sessions on job and career related topics, and 16 hours of job experience. Enrollment is by letter of invitation to Housing Authority families.
WSCCAP also provides funding for the Summer Activity Camps which are located in three community locations and serve youth between the ages of 6 and 13. The camps represent partnerships between City departments of Park & Recreation and Police, as well as the Housing & Community Services Department. The camps operate during the summer and provide wholesome activities for youth who are too young for summer jobs. The Police Department consistently reports decreases in juvenile delinquency when the camps are in session. Parents interested in enrolling their children should contact the Park & Recreation Department.
Sign up for Summer Activity Camps