OEO Presentation For The State Library (2)


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OEO Presentation For The State Library (2)

  1. 1. Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity Online Application Project Proposal Louise Cooper, Director Bertie McKie, Senior Manager for CSBG/LIHEAP Demarius Gaither, Senior Manager for IT
  2. 2. Office of Economic Opportunity Overview <ul><li>Administers and distributes funds for local initiatives in all 46 counties through 14 Community Action Agencies that are designed to appreciably impact the causes of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Programs sustain the entire range of life necessities, including health care, education, employment, and housing assistance </li></ul>
  3. 3. Office of Economic Opportunity Programs <ul><li>The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides an array of funding for local community initiatives, including assistance for program-eligible households in areas such as education, employment, emergencies, housing, nutrition and health care. </li></ul><ul><li>Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides home energy assistance to help eligible low-income households meet their home heating and/or cooling needs. </li></ul><ul><li>General Emergency Assistance Program (GEAP) The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) also provides assistance with general emergencies to program-eligible households in areas such as utility bills, food, clothing and medical services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Office of Economic Opportunity Programs <ul><li>Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESGP) is a competitive grant issued each year to community-based shelters and traditional housing facilities; non-profit organizations that provide housing and counseling assistance to the state's homeless population and to those at-risk of becoming homeless. </li></ul><ul><li>Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides home weatherization assistance to improve the quality of life for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities and children by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Online Application Project Scope <ul><li>Goal : Develop a web-based application for services accessible by all South Carolinians. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target most vulnerable populations (Elderly, Disabled and Households with children under age 6) and areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proposal : Establish a partnership with the State Library system to provide Internet access for prospective clients throughout South Carolina </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Action Agency Map <ul><li>Aiken/Barnwell </li></ul><ul><li>Beaufort/Jasper </li></ul><ul><li>Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Charleston CHSC </li></ul><ul><li>Chesterfield/Marlboro </li></ul><ul><li>Darlington </li></ul><ul><li>GLEAMNS </li></ul><ul><li>Lowcountry </li></ul><ul><li>OCAB </li></ul><ul><li>Pee Dee </li></ul><ul><li>Piedmont </li></ul><ul><li>SHARE </li></ul><ul><li>Waccamaw </li></ul><ul><li>Wateree </li></ul>
  7. 7. Action Items <ul><li>Provide consistent and accessible Internet connectivity to potential applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor impact of additional computer/Internet usage within library branches (see 2009 Program Statistics) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project Logistics <ul><li>Formalize the partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a timeline with milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment needs assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Procurement of computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility of Mobile Internet Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify Pilot Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide deployment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Project Outcomes <ul><li>Raise awareness and visibility to State Libraries across the state </li></ul><ul><li>Increase accessibility to OEO funded programs and services for targeted population </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the effectiveness of partnerships designed to improve the lives of every South Carolinian </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions and Answers
  11. 11. Thank You <ul><li>Louise Cooper, Director </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program and </li></ul><ul><li>Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 330 </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, South Carolina 29201 </li></ul><ul><li>Bertie McKie </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Manager for CSBG/LIHEAP </li></ul><ul><li>SC Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>1205 Pendleton St. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, SC 29201 </li></ul><ul><li>Demarius Gaither </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Manager for IT </li></ul><ul><li>SC Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>1205 Pendleton St. </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia, SC 29201 </li></ul>