On Nov. 8, 2018, the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging (SWKAAA) was awarded a $4,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas for a project called Technology Upgrade Grant Request to upgrade the agency’s older computers and update and enhance the networking system used by the HUD Section 8 Housing Program.

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is economically dependent upon performance-based grants from the state and federal governments. Finding resources to replace computers and other capital equipment is always an ongoing struggle, so these funds are timely and greatly appreciated.

The Community Foundation of SouthWest Kansas has been a valuable partner to our agency over the past years, and we are blessed by their continued support to help in accomplishing our mission on a daily basis. From myself, the board of directors, staff and the approximately 5,000 older Kansans and person with disabilities we serve, we thank the Community Foundation of SouthWest Kansas for their gift.

 

Rick Schaffer,

Dodge City

Rich Schaffer is the executive director of the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging.