Community Action CSBG Scholarships

Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. accepts applications each spring for our annual Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship. There are $1000 scholarships available, one in each of the ten counties.

Our CSBG Scholarship helps provide training or retraining required for the local job market. The CSBG Scholarship is open to income-eligible individuals wanting to return to school or continue their education. Scholarship benefits can be applied to fees, tuition, or textbooks at a college/university, vocational/technical school, or trade/professional program.

Applicants must live in the Barren River Area Development District (in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, or Warren county), have a high school diploma or equivalent, show proof of household income within federal poverty guidelines, and complete an application form. The application form and more information is available here.

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Contractors needed for Weatherization

PUBLIC NOTICE: Contractors needed for Weatherization
Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. is seeking private contractors: HVAC (Energy Systems repairs or replacements), electricians, plumbers, insulation installers, and general contractors (for minor home repairs and regular weatherization) to bid contract work for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

Qualified contractors are invited to submit a Weatherization Contractor Application to perform work in the 10 County BRADD Area (Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren). Contractor must be licensed (if applicable), carry liability and workers compensation insurance, provide work and credit references, be eligible to participate in state and federal projects, and be willing to obtain DOE required training.

Obtain applications by calling 270-782-3162 ext. 311.

Community Action Honors Dr. Donald C. Butler

Community Action of Southern Kentucky’s Board of Directors and staff is celebrating an inaugural award that will be continued annually. On December 17, 2015, the Agency unveiled the first ever Dr. Donald C. Butler Award, which will be given to a community member that is a champion for Community Action of Southern Kentucky.

The first recipient of the Dr. Donald C. Butler Award is also its namesake.  Dr. Donald C. Butler was the Executive Director of Community Action of Southern Kentucky for over 20 years. Since his retirement in 2006, his impact on the local community has never stopped.  He continues to volunteer countless hours to assist the Agency with resource development and advocacy. He has collected countless donations for the Agency, along with donating out of his own pocket. Whether he is volunteering or advocating for those in poverty, he has always reminded everyone to look beyond the numbers and statistics.

“Can you see their faces?” ~ Dr. Donald C. Butler 

“Dr. Butler has always reminded us to never forget that we are in the people business. The people we assist matter, our staff matter. We have a heart for people and we can make a difference  Everyone deserves the opportunity to be safe, warm, fed, clothed, educated, healthy, and most of all to have hope.  Dr. Butler has inspired hope in so many people and we are blessed to have him as a partner. It is our hope that his example will continue to inspire others to get involved,” said Tracy Haddix, Associate Director of Community Action of Southern Kentucky. 

“It is no surprise that this award should be named after our first recipient Dr. Butler. He has been a wonderful partner for this Agency even after he retired. This award in his name will ensure that his legacy of community service lives on, not only for Community Action, but for the whole Barren River area,” shared Logan County Judge Executive Logan Chick, Board Chairman of Community Action of Southern Kentucky.

Each year the Agency will recognize a community member or organization who has a great impact on the community and Community Action of Southern Kentucky. The recipient will be someone that volunteers their time and resources to assist the Agency in fulfilling our mission and the Community Action Promise. The annual recipient of this award, like Dr. Donald C. Butler, helps change people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves our community, and makes America a better place to live. They are dedicated community partners, who assist Community Action of Southern Kentucky in empowering people to achieve stability and economic security.

“We honor and thank Dr. Butler for his continued advocacy and volunteerism for our agency.  Advocates like him are essential to living out our mission to empower people in southern Kentucky to achieve stability and economic security. We encourage others to follow in his footsteps and join us as a volunteer or advocate,” said Melissa Weaver, CEO/Executive Director of Community Action of Southern Kentucky. 

Community members, staff, board members may nominate anyone for this award.  The nomination form will be available on our website in 2016.