Reducing the effects of poverty in Ottawa County by promoting self-sufficiency and economic independence.
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OCCAA is Hiring a Part-Time Assessment and Eligibility Specialist
Ottawa County Community Action Agency has funding available through the CARES Act to assist families with their past due utilities, access to emergency food, hygiene and sanitation supplies as well as to assist with transportation if needed. Contact OCCAA for information and eligibility requirements by calling 616-393-4433 or apply online.
How Community Action Agency Helps Your Community
Holland, Zeeland & West Olive
Utility Assistance: 210 households
Walk For Warmth 56
Weatherization: 17 households
Tax Assistance: 144
Migrant Program: 35
Lower My Bill: 54
Home Rehabilitation: 1
Holland BPW Customer Assistance Program: 38
The Emergency Food Assistance Program: 918
Grand Haven, Ferrysburg, Spring Lake, Fruitport & Nunica
Utility Assistance: 42 households
Walk For Warmth: 11
Weatherization: 15 households
Tax Assistance: 48
Migrant Assistance: 2
Coopersville, Marne & Conklin/Tallmadge Township
Utility Assistance: 21 households
Walk For Warmth: 3
Weatherization: 1 household
Tax Assistance: 7 households
Hudsonville, Jenison & Grandville (Ottawa County Portion)
Utility Assistance: 29 households
Walk For Warmth: 6
Weatherization: 2 households
Tax Assistance: 19 households
- Weatherization - updating qualified homes to be more energy-efficient.
- Utility Assistance - assistance with utility bills, also assisted by Walk For Warmth funds.
- Tax Assistance - qualified households are provided tax assistance.
- Migrant Program - qualified migrant workers are provided emergency assistance.
- CSFP - Commodity Supplemental Food Program - USDA-provided 25 lb boxes of boxed and canned food to qualified households.
- Lower My Bill - (Holland) - Perform home energy audit to give ideas on reducing energy consumption and lowering energy bills for Holland BPW customers.
TEFAP - The Emergency Food Assistance Program - Federally-funded program that helps low-income families. In Ottawa County CAA provides TEFAP assistance quarterly at specific locations. Last year, at each location, CAA provided food for an average of 667 households PER LOCATION.
About Community Action Agency
The purpose of this agency is to help the individuals and families of Ottawa County who are struggling with financial self-sufficiency. Our programs are mainly related to housing and food issues. Many of the programs include loans or general assistance to participants, but generally the recipients must prove their economic sustainability. CAA assistance is meant to help individuals or families reach a point where they can assist themselves without public funding. The Community Action Agency is part of an extensive regional network of faith-based and non-profit agencies that work on a knowledgeable referral basis. If we cannot help a client, we will help that recipient find the appropriate channel to meet their needs.
12251 James St., Ste. 300
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: (616) 393-4433
Toll-free: 1 (800) 764-4111 Ext. 4433
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Office hours by appointment only
- Proof of income for all adults in the home - examples include check stubs from last 30 days, child support, SSI, disability, DHS cash assistance, unemployment, etc.
- Proof of household size - examples include social security cards or birth certificates for all household members.
- Photo ID and social security card of the applicant.
- Shut off notice from utility company (if applying for Utility Assistance).