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Children’s Hunger Alliance Shelf Stable Meals

OACAA will purchase shelf-stable meals for OACAA members in June 2021. To order meals, complete THIS FORM before June 11, 2021. 

Attorney General Victims Compensation Program

If you or someone you know has been a victim of a crime, you are not alone.

The Attorney General’s Crime Victim Services Section serves victims of crime throughout Ohio. If you are a victim of crime and need assistance, we make every effort to assist you in the compensation process and to connect you with resources available in your community.

Victims and their families may encounter physical, emotional, and economic hardship long after a crime occurs. The Ohio Attorney General’s Crime Victim Services Section can assist eligible victims and their families with certain out-of-pocket expenses related to the crime through the Ohio Crime Victim Compensation Program. Ohio law allows for certain expenses to be covered such as: medical, counseling, work loss, funeral expenses, financial support for dependents of a deceased victim, and protection orders. The maximum total payment is limited to $50,000, and most expenses have caps. Payments cannot be made for pain and suffering or for stolen, damaged, or lost property. Ohio law does not allow the program to pay victims for expenses that can be covered by any other available sources, such as insurance.  To learn more about eligibility requirements and to apply online, visit the Ohio Attorney General’s website:

The Crime Victim Services Section also provides Victim of Crime Act and State Victim Assistance Act grants to over 300 local programs that provide services and resources to crime victims across the state of Ohio. For a list of agencies by county visit

For more information victim services and other training opportunities visit our website at or

access™ by AT&T

access™ is a program available for low-income households to obtain affordable home Internet services. SNAP participants may qualify for 10 Mbps home Internet at a discounted rate of $10 per month. For more information, please see the links below.

Contact Information:

Connected Nation
Office: (859) 238-6031

Community Needs Assessment Tool

The Community Action Partnership has made available a Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment (CCNA) Online Tool. This tool was developed by the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) at the University of Missouri in cooperation with the Community Action Partnership National Association, the Missouri Association for Community Action, and the New York State Community Action Association.

This tool provides basic data on counties and states through an online data retrieval system and provides you with a downloadable, and editable, Microsoft Word document that can serve as a basis for conducting a more detailed CCNA. Try it now to see how easy it is to create a starting point for your CSBG Community Assessment or Head Start Community Assessment.

This tool is FREE to Community Action Agencies and CSBG Eligible Entities.

Start a new assessment

More information about the tool

OANO Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Applications are now available for the Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Awards! There are two awards that your organization can apply for.

The Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award recognizes creativity, execution, achievement, and overall excellence of a specific project or program completed by an Ohio nonprofit.

The Outstanding Ohio Nonprofit Volunteer Award, recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond to promote the success of an Ohio nonprofit.

Created by OANO, the awards are open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and any volunteer for a nonprofit located in Ohio. There is no fee to apply for the award.  You do not have to be an OANO member to apply. Applications are welcome from small, medium and large-sized groups as well as newer or well-established organizations. The awards will be reviewed separately and there is no requirement to apply for both. 

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