News & Events

WCMCA Accepting Request for Proposals for the More Than Shelter Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

WCMCA is accepting request for proposals for the More Than Shelter Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program.  This program has been serving the counties of Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties since 2007 with funding for rent and deposit assistance through the MN Housing Finance Agency.

More Than Shelter Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program Request for Proposal Instructions

More Than Shelter Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program Request for Proposal Application

WCMCA Currently Accepting Request for Proposals for Long Distance & Toll-Free Carrier

West Central MN Communities Action, Inc. is currently accepting long distance and toll-free carrier request for proposals.  Request for proposals must be received no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm.  WCMCA is exempt from all taxes.

2017 Long Distance Carrier RFP

Address all questions, in writing, to Kim Englund at kime@wcmca.org

Proposals may be emailed to Kim or addressed and mailed to:

Communications Committee

WCMCA

411 Industrial Park Blvd

Elbow Lake, MN 56531

WCMCA & Douglas County Car Care Vehicle Program Celebration

Legislators and other community partners gathered on Saturday, January 28, to celebrate the great work being done in support of transportation throughout the area.  The agencies that were celebrated at the event were the Douglas County Car Care Program and West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. (Family Loan Program and Ready Ride).  Bremer Bank was awarded for being a stellar community partner, whose efforts include funding for transportation programs through the Otto Bremer Foundation and loan servicing and financial connection to WCMCA’s loan recipients.

Pictured (left to right):  Dave Snyder, MN Asset Building Coalition; Keith Swanson, Grant County Commissioner and WCMCA Board; Sara Carlson, Mayor of Alexandria; Representative Paul Anderson; Missy Becker-Cook, WCMCA CEO; Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen; John Peshek, Douglas County Car Care Program Board; Jill Amundson, WCMCA staff; and Randy Anderson, Bremer Bank.

 

Grant County Volunteer Fair

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller
Volunteer organizations from all around Grant County will be present at the Grant County Volunteer Fair on Thursday, February 16 from 3:00-7:00 pm in the Sanford Room at the Elbow Lake Community Center. Please come out and find different ways you can volunteer within your community.

WCMCA’s Free Tax Preparation

WCMCA is offering free tax preparation for individuals and families in the following five counties:  Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse.  Hard working individuals who earn $30,000 or less and for families earning $53,000 or less qualify.  If you fall under these guidelines, please contact our tax line at 218-685-7004 to schedule an appointment.

Free Law Clinic In Alexandria January 30th

Individual one-on-one with the attorney.  Call in to reserve a half hour spot, with a first come first served basis.

Parents with minor children are priority (family law issues).  Individuals with disabilities and/or low income individuals that have any legal matter that is not criminal are also given consideration.