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Public Comment Notification

Notice of Public Comment on Proposed FY 2025 Community Services Block Grant Plan. Community Action of Allegan County will accept public comments as required by the Department of Health and Human Services for the CSBG State Plan for FY 2025. Public comments will be accepted on the FY 2025 CSBG proposed plan beginning 9:00 a.m. July 1, 2024, and ending at 3:00 p.m. August 2, 2024. Read the full notification here.

Walk 4 Warmth Color Tour 2023: Rallying for Utility Assistance in Allegan County  

As winter approaches and temperatures drop, our Allegan County community faces a chilling reality: the funds for utility assistance have been significantly cut for this coming year, which will leave many families and individuals struggling to keep their homes warm and the lights on. This alarming situation calls for a united effort from our community to support our neighbors in need. That’s why we invite you to participate in or donate to the Walk 4 Warmth fundraiser—an initiative that aims to raise funds for utility assistance and make a difference in the lives of struggling Allegan County families. 

The Urgent Need for Support 

The average utility assistance per household in 2021-2022 was $869.38—a lifeline that prevented the dire consequences of utility shut-offs for 601 families. These were not just numbers; they were our neighbors, families, children, and seniors who found themselves at risk of losing one of life’s most basic necessities—warmth.  

The Walk 4 Warmth Difference: 

The Walk 4 Warmth is a powerful demonstration of our community’s compassion and resilience. It’s a chance for us to come together, take meaningful action, and make a real impact on the lives of our neighbors. By participating or contributing to this crucial cause, you’re not just supporting a fundraiser; you’re investing in the future of Allegan County. Your donations will directly translate into tangible assistance for those struggling to make ends meet.  

Walk 4 Warmth is about more than just providing immediate relief; it’s about enabling long-term resilience. By ensuring families and individuals have access to essential utilities, we’re giving them the stability they need to focus on education, employment, and personal growth. 

When the basic needs of a community are met, it paves the way for self-sufficiency and self-reliance. It’s a powerful cycle that ripples through generations, fostering a community that thrives, not just survives. 

Notice: Date has been changed to November 4, 2023 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Walk 4 Warmth poster

Notice: Date has been changed to November 4, 2023 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

How You Can Help: 

1. Participate in Walk 4 Warmth: Join us in taking steps for a warmer community. Your participation not only raises funds but also raises awareness about the urgent need for utility assistance in Allegan County. 

2. Donate: Every dollar counts. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a meaningful impact on someone’s life. 

3. Spread the Word: Share this message with your friends, family, and coworkers. Together, we can mobilize our community for a cause that truly matters. 

Now, more than ever, our Allegan County community needs your support. Whether you walk alongside us or contribute through donations, your participation in Walk 4 Warmth will make a profound difference. 

Remember, it’s not just about numbers on a page; it’s about the lives we touch, the futures we secure, and the hope we ignite. Together, we can help ensure that no one in Allegan County is left in the cold. 

To register or donate, go to: https://p2p.onecause.com/walk4warmth2023/donate or scan the QR Code.

Public Comment Notification

Notice of Public Comment on Proposed FY 2024 Community Services Block Grant Plan. Community Action of Allegan County will accept public comments as required by the Department of Health and Human Services for the CSBG State Plan for FY 2024. Public comments will be accepted on the FY 2024 CSBG proposed plan beginning 8:00 a.m. August 28, 2023, and ending at 8:00 a.m. September 18, 2023.

View the full Public Comment Notification here.