Mar 21, 2013 1:25 PM

Low income applicants sought for Pima County board positions

TUCSON - Pima County is seeking applications from community members to fill five vacant seats for low-income representatives on the Community Action Agency Advisory Board.

Selected representatives will serve four-year terms on the board. The Pima County Community Action Agency administers the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program for Pima County. This federal block grant provides assistance to states and local communities to alleviate poverty, revitalize communities and empower low-income families to become self-sufficient.

The advisory board's primary responsibility is to assess community needs and recommend to the Pima County Board of Supervisors which local nonprofits should receive CSBG funds every two years through a request for proposal process. Pima County's 15-member board is made up of five members appointed by the Pima
County Board of Supervisors; five members selected to represent groups such as
community advocacy, labor, housing/utilities, business, law enforcement and education;
and five members of the low-income community selected through a democratic process to represent the neighborhoods served.

Qualifications: Applicants seeking to become a low-income representative on the
advisory board must be low-income or be able to represent the low-income community
through firsthand experience and/or direct knowledge of the challenges facing the low income population. They must be 18 years or older, reside in Pima County and be able to regularly attend board meetings and actively participate in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of CSBG-funded programs.

Applications are due by 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, to the Kino Service Center, 2797 E Ajo
Way, 3rd floor, Tucson AZ 85745 Attn: Rosemary Cora-Cruz.

Applications may be obtained online at: www.pima.gov/ced/agencies-communityaction-
or picked up at two locations:
· Kino Service Center, 2797 E Ajo Way, 3rd floor, Tucson AZ 85713
· Rio Nuevo One-Stop Career Center, 340 N. Commerce Park Loop, Tortolita
Building, Tucson, AZ 85745.

Selection Process: A candidate selection committee will conduct interviews. The final five
low-income representatives will be chosen through a democratic process in accordance
with board bylaws. All applicants will be informed of the result by May 31.

For more information about the Community Action Agency, please visit:


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