SCCAP Begins Layoff’s
The South Central Community Action Partnership is going through some troubling times right now. Over Twenty employees who had been hired to weatherize homes over the past two years are being laid off because the federal stimulus money is now gone. However, the Magic Valley service organization fulfilled its obligation for the money by completing the contract in two years instead of three. The Times News reports that the South Central Community Action Partnership received a more-than $4 million dollars for a three-year contract to weatherize homes of low-income area residents through the stimulus program, starting in 2009. It finished the contract a year early and weatherized 721 homes, more than twice its normal number, while hiring and training 23 people.