CAPSAW extends Community Needs Assessment

capsawThe Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro (CAPSAW) is asking area residents to help determine funding priorities for the next three years.

Participants can weigh in on what services and programs they see as most important for the economic and physical health of their families.   CAPSAW provides funding, derived from a combination of federal, state and local dollars, to non-profit and government agencies working to improve the economic and social stability of area families.

“Proposed cuts in the federal budget may have an impact on programming in our region,” says Anna Leavitt, CAPSAW Director. “It is becoming increasingly important that we seek the input of the individuals and families that live and work in our community to help determine what services are needed the most.”

The results of this survey will be combined with other local, regional, statewide and national data to help determine funding priorities and select effective programs.  The survey launched in late January and early results rank Mental Health, Employment and Education as the top areas of interest.  The results of this survey will be further explored through key informant interviews and additional opportunities for input.

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The survey will remain open until the middle of April.

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