Lindsay Jobst

Community Action Agency In Need of Extra Funding

by Lindsay Jobst on October 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

The Muskingum County Community Action Agency seeks to help those in need in our community.

The agency offers a variety of programs to assist residents, but unfortunately there is little money in the budget. CEO, Nancy Pierce, stopped by the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to ask for financial support. Pierce said the extra funding will help with administrative costs, including salaries, insurance and audit fees.

“With the funds getting tighter and tighter, our budget is getting cut or not increased, we need a little extra help with finances, and I came today hoping the commissioners could give us some help,” Pierce said.

The agency is a private, non-profit, anti-poverty organization that has been serving our community for 50 years. Most of its programs are geared toward low-income residents who need food and utility assistance.

“I’ll wait to hear back from the commissioners, hopefully they will have some extra money to send our way this year, and in the mean time, we’ll be working on our grants and budgets, and seeking funding if any opportunities are out there for something new,” Pierce said.

For more information about the Muskingum County Community Action Agency, or to learn how you can help, visit