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Clinch Valley Community Action has been located in Tazewell County since 1965.  But our programs and services have extended even beyond those borders as we continue our legacy of helping people help themselves.  Our dedicated employees work diligently to ensure not only that CVCA’s services are delivered, but that our community is a better place to live.  Explore our website to see what is available, but more importantly, call or visit with our people so we can help you succeed in your future.

CVCA Events and Happenings

Check out The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides decent, affordable housing to very low- to low-income individuals and families, including people with disabilities and senior citizens.

Vouchers are distributed through Virginia Housing. in partnership with local housing agency partners. Vouchers allow qualifying prospective tenants to select from a wider range of housing options, as opposed to being limited to designated housing projects. The tenant pays the landlord a percentage of their monthly income towards the rent, with the voucher subsidizing the remainder.

What families are eligible?
Prospective tenants often represent the diversity of your local community. They may be individuals, families and people with disabilities or senior citizens. They tend to be very highly-motivated renters who pay rent in a timely manner and maintain the property.

Eviction Protection

Below is a link from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction protection declaration.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  The temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 order can be found here.

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance/renter-protections/cdc-eviction-protections/

Click on the Rental Prevention link under our Programs menu for further info on this subject.  Please review this information and if you require assistance please fill out the Contact Rental Prevention section at the bottom of the web page and submit or call CVCA at 276-988-5583 and ask for someone from Rental Prevention.

Housing Choice Voucher Program - Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that Clinch Valley Community Action (CVCA) and Virginia Housing will hold a public hearing to solicit comments on revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list admissions process for CVCA.

The public hearing will be conducted virtually on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. To obtain the weblink to the public hearing, please send an email to scorell@clinchvalleycaa.org or diana.crosswhite@virginiahousing.com by 12:00 p.m. on May 6, 2021.

Information relevant to the hearing is available for review by the public by emailing scorell@clinchvalleycaa.org.

Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing by mail to the attention of: Sandra Corell, Clinch Valley Community Action, PO Box 188, North Tazewell, VA 24630. Written comments not presented at the public hearing must be received at the address above by Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Clinch Valley Community Action and Virginia Housing do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.

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Drug and Alcohol Screening Services

CVCA has trained staff that can provide Pre-employment, Random, Post-Accident, and Reasonable Cause screenings at your business or at our office.

New Drug Screening Brochure

 

Accepting New Senior Companions

“I am needed and I help my clients stay independent in their home…where they want to stay” — This is often said by volunteer companions with the Senior Companion Program.

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Single Family Housing Repair Loan & Grant Pilot

What does this program do?

Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to verylowincome homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly verylowincome homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

For Additional Questions or an Application, Contact Sandra Corell at 276-988-5583, ext 348 or email at scorell@clinchvalleycaa.org

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CVCA Employment
Head Start accepting bids for a Sign/Planter at the Richlands Center

The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program will be accepting bids for the installation of one sign/planter at its Richlands location.  The planter will have outside dimensions of approximately 6 ft. by 6 ft.  The planter should be constructed of mortar free landscaping blocks.  Contractor will be responsible for setting posts and mounting sign inside of planter; sign will be provided.  Bids should include soil, shrubs, and decorative stone to fill planter.  For additional information or to arrange a site visit contact Robin Boyd at 276-988-5583 x249. 

Federal funds will be used for this purchase; contractor must comply with Davis Bacon Act regulations.  Insurance and contractor documentation must be provided.  Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to bid.  Please submit bids marked RICHLANDS PLANTER/SIGN by 12:00 PM, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 to Robin Boyd, Head Start Director; Clinch Valley Community Action; PO Box 188; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or rboyd@clinchvalleycaa.org.  Review of bids will begin on May 25. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. 

Head Start accepting bids for plank flooring installation

The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program will be accepting bids for the installation of approximately 500 sq. ft. of vinyl plank flooring in three offices at its main office location.   Bids should include the removal of existing floor covering, all needed materials, labor, and clean-up/removal of all debris.  For additional specifications or to arrange a site visit, contact Robin Boyd at 276-988-5583 x249. 

Federal funds will be used; contractor must comply with Davis Bacon Act regulations.  Insurance documentation must be provided.  Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to bid.  Please submit bids marked MAIN OFFICE FLOORING to Robin Boyd, Head Start Director; 1379 Tazewell Avenue; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or fax 276-988-4041 or email to rboyd@clinchvalleycaa.org .  Deadline will be 12:00 PM, Monday, May 24, 2021; review of bids will begin at this time. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 

 

CVCA Head Start/Early Head Start announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

August 25, 2020

Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start/Early Head Start announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each CACFP facility without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Children in households that receive TANF, SNAP, FDPIR, and/or children wo are Head Start participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.  Additionally a foster child is automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. 

CACFP Letter 2020

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Clinch Valley Community Action participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), which is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. All volunteers are IRS certified. If you live in Tazewell County or any of the surrounding communities, you may qualify for this free service. We will electronically file your Federal tax return for you. For Tazewell County residents, we will file your state return through the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. All other state returns will be electronically filed, when possible. We also offer preparation for other states, as well.

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Project Discovery Applications

Applications are being taken for Project Discovery.  Access the application by clicking here.

Board of Supervisors Provides CARES ACT Covid-19 Job Loss Assistance

Press Release
For Immediate Release:

Tazewell County Board of Supervisors has generously provided CARES ACT funding to Clinch Valley Community Action to assist the residents of Tazewell County who have experienced or are currently experiencing job loss due to COVID-19.  The funding can assist with electric, phone or internet.

Requirements to be eligible are as follows:

  1. Tazewell County resident must have experienced a period of 30 days or more of unemployment between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. (May be eligible even if have returned to work).
  2. Resident must provide proof on unemployment, photo ID and utility bill.
  3. Cannot pay electric bills to Town of Richlands.

For additional information and/or application please contact 276-988-5583 Ext 346 or 216.

Review of bids will begin on May 11; all bids are subject to Board review.  Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.