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September 17, 2012

Knox County assessment needs survey is underway

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble/Staff Writer

Since its beginning in 1964, the KCEOC Community Action Partnership has asked Knox County residents how the organization can serve them better. One of KCEOC’s primary tools to do this is have residents fill out a survey called a Community Needs Assessment.

It’s that time again — and if you have Internet access, the process has been made easier.

KCEOC’s Service Coordinator, Shawn Bingham, said several programs now available from the agency are the result of people filling out the annual survey.

“Several community service programs have been created from the survey, like the tenant-based rental assistance program, our “New Home Ownership Program,” and the emergency services and homeless shelter program KCEOC has,” Bingham stated.

As with all tools available to the agency, Bingham said the community needs assessment combines involvement of community members, information gathering and action to make community improvements.

“It’s mainly a needs-gathering program tool that helps us with identifying program needs, what new programs we can put into place, and how we can better serve people. That all depends on what the survey results are. We take a look at those, and we see if we can apply for more grant funding,” he noted.

Bingham added KCEOC receives federal money for core funding from a community service block grant. To help get the grants, the agency sends in the community needs assessment survey with their grant proposal.

The survey is limited to those who live, work provide or receive services in Knox County, and consists of questions involving 10 categories — Education, Emergency Services, Employment, Health, Housing, Income Management, Nutrition, Self-Sufficiency, Information/Referrals and the three most important Overall Needs. Those taking the survey are asked to click the three most important needs in each category.

In addition, space is provided for those taking the survey to type in two boxes that ask two specific questions — one, “What current community services would you like to see improved or expanded?”, and two, “Are there any services not available in your community that you would like to have provided?”

“At the end, you click a button to save your answers. That’s all there is to it,” said Bingham.

The survey is being done by KCEOC now until December. Afterward, the survey results will be turned over to the state Cabinet of Health and Family Services in Frankfort, who will in turn pass the results to the federal government.

To take the survey, you can go to KCEOC’s website at www.kceoc.com. At the homepage, go to the bottom where it says, “Creating change since 1964,” and click on “Survey.” That will immediately take you to the survey.

If you need more information but don’t have Internet access, contact KCEOC at (606) 546-3152.

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