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Check out some recent coverage about our work in Northern Kentucky:

Coverage on the Lincoln-Grant Scholar House from Local 12

River City News editor, Michael Monks interviews Executive Director Florence Tandy

Below are some helpful links:

Kentucky Health Care Marketplace, kynect Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection. kynect provides individuals, families and small businesses with easy, one-stop shopping to find the healthcare coverage you need.

Benefits Check-up  Find out what benefits you may be eligible for by completing this simple and confidential on-line tool. It is particularly designed for senior citizens.

Benefits.gov This website is available to help with government benefits, providing a one-stop source for information on benefit and financial assistance programs administered by federal and state government agencies. Benefits.gov is designed to be a valuable resource to help persons learn more about benefit programs, including how to apply and take advantage of all the federal financial assistance that may be available to them.

Assistance.ky.gov An online resource for all to find out the programs and services offered throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky that you or your family may be eligible for. Also includes information on other concerns or questions Kentuckians may have to manage their finances or household.

Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (B.E.S.T.)  BEST is a tool that you can use to find out if you could be eligible for benefits from any of the programs the Social Security Administration administers. This tool will give you eligibility information based on answers you give to various questions. BEST is not an application for benefits and: will not give you an estimate of benefit amounts. does not know, or ask for, your name or Social Security number. does not access your personal Social Security records.

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs If you have Medicare and want to find out if you might be eligible for extra help with your prescription drug costs, this site can help you determine what you may be eligible for.

Community Action Kentucky (CAK), our statewide association. Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is one of twenty-three CAA’s in Kentucky. Links to the other agencies in Kentucky can be found on the CAK website.

Community Action Partnership is the national association that works with local community action agencies to provide training, technical assistance, national advocacy, etc.

National Community Action Foundation is our voice in Washington, providing information and advocacy on political issues facing the community action network.

National Association of State Community Services Programs includes all the state’s directors who administer Community Services Block Grants and community action agency programming.

Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) is the national reporting mechanism for statistically demonstrating the effectiveness of community action programs across the country.

Half in Ten: The Half in Ten campaign has set 50 percent reduction goal as their first step toward eliminating poverty. Half in Ten believes that society can accomplish a goal of cutting poverty in half if we deepen and expand the public will to move forward, and if we channel that will toward proven policy solutions. Half in Ten is attempting to update the public’s perception of poverty and change the course of federal, state, and local governing by encouraging policies that create good jobs, strengthen families, and ensure economic security.

Poverty USA: An excellent visual representation of what it means, in financial terms, to live in Poverty, from the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

National Center on Poverty Law advocates concerning policies and laws to improve the lives of low income workers, families and neighborhoods.

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