IBSA Newswire


Funding Opportunity – County Social Services Grant Announced

Shawnee County through Community Resources Council, has issued a Request for Proposal for applicants wishing to receive Social Service funds.                                               

These funds are intended to underwrite Social Service programs provided by Shawnee County agencies to increase the quantity and the quality of life of the citizens living in Shawnee County, Kansas.

Shawnee County estimates awarding approximately $200,000.00 in funding for the 2017 grant year. 

Proposals will be judged by an independent committee on a competitive basis and grant awards will be for the 2017 fiscal year.

2016 Grant Instructions

2017 Request for Proposal Notice

2017 Social Services Grant Application

Written by ibsa

May 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

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State of Kansas STAR Employee Discount Program New Offers

NEW Offers!

Fenton Nissan Of Lee’s Summit: State of Kansas employees receive $500.00 below invoice + then take off all incentives. The GTR may be excluded.

Kansas Expocentre – Capital City Carnage Demolition Derby: Save $4.00 per adult ticket for the Capital City Carnage Demolition Derby, April 29th and 30th, 2016 when you identify yourself as a State of Kansas employee. Order through Bill Griffin (see ad for form and contact information).

McCoy’s Electronics and Computer Services Emporia: As a State of Kansas employee, we receive 10% off any phone or tablet repair.

McCoy’s Electronics and Computer Services Osage City: State of Kansas employees receive 10% off any phone or tablet repair.

Starlight Theatre Kansas City: As a State of Kansas employee, we receive $5 off Starlight Broadway tickets at Starlight Theatre! This discount, a savings of up to 25%, applies to Sunday through Thursday night performances in select seating areas.

As usual, don’t forget to check out offers from various other businesses, including Computervendorssuch as Apple, Dell, and HP and Cellular Phone vendors, such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to see if you can obtain better discounts for items through the STAR program.

Please review the specifics and the restrictions for these offers at the STAR website. There are many other offers listed on the STAR website: http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/.

Personnel Directors: Consider forwarding this e-mail to your employees as we’d like you to remind them there are many discounts available to State of Kansas employees through the STAR program (http://oitsapps.ks.gov/da/ops/star/). If there is an attachment to this e-mail, be sure to include the attachment(s) when you forward this e-mail.

Subscribers outside of the Northeast Kansas area: We need your help! Most of the recent STAR vendors are from the Northeast Kansas area. If you are receiving this e-mail and live or work in another region of the State, please visit with your local retailers and encourage them to apply as we’d like to see more vendors in other areas of the State.

Current Subscribers: Let your coworkers know they too can get e-mails from STAR if they sign up here: http://www.da.ks.gov/star/signup.asp.

STAR Program, Office of Personnel Services

Kansas Department of Administration

900 SW Jackson, Room 401-N | Topeka, KS 66612


star | www.da.ks.gov/star/

Written by ibsa

April 25, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

The Community Voice

Click to read the Mar. 10 electronic version of the The Community Voice


TCV Publishing, 2918 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214

Written by ibsa

March 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm

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Topeka Neighborhood Resource Expo

The Department of Neighborhood Relations, Division of Community Engagement is hosting a 2016 City of Topeka Neighborhood Resource Expo.

The Expo will be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 9-11AM at Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon, Building A, 1st floor.

Neighbors from all of Topeka will be welcomed to come and learn more about the resources in our community.

A variety of social service agencies and organizations will be in attendance to provide information on their services.

For more information please feel free to contact 785-368-4470 or mglaude


<a href="mailto:mglaude
opeka.org .

AprilRoundtable 4_23_16.pdf

Written by ibsa

March 14, 2016 at 11:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Mars Hiring Event: March 18, 7AM – 5PM, Topeka Workforce Center

We are excited to announce the times of the Mars Hiring Event. ​I
t will be Friday, March 18th, from 7AM to 5PM at​ ​
the Topeka Workforce Center. This is an expansion project and they will​ ​
be hiring​ ​
approximately 30 people in addition to the professional​ ​
positions already listed on their website.. It pays very well, however,​ ​
we have agreed to not post it. For a list of their jobs applicants, can​ ​
go to​ ​
mars.com We ask your jobseekers to make sure and have a KANSASWORKS​ ​
registration with us prior to​ ​
the event as well.​

Thank you for helping us spread the word! A big Thanks to GoTopeka for​ ​
the network and letting us hold their M&M statue for ransom, I mean​ ​

Have a great day, all! Please forward this flyer….

​Topeka Workforce Center​

MARS March 18th.pdf

Written by ibsa

March 4, 2016 at 6:42 am

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Advancing WIOA for Individuals Facing Barriers to Employment: Perspectives on State & Local Planning

Millions of Americans face chronic unemployment, even when the economy is strong. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) gives communities the opportunity to change that—but doing so takes deliberate effort.
This webinar will lift up the work of advocacy organizations, philanthropic institutions, and community-based service providers who are working to ensure that WIOA state and local planning takes into account the workforce needs and interests of individuals facing barriers to employment. The call will also highlight aspects of our WIOA Planning & Implementation Toolkit.
The webinar will cover:
How organizations are leveraging WIOA state and local planning to serve youth and adults facing barriers to employment.
What organizations are doing to participate in local/state WIOA planning processes and what they’ve learned.
Recommendations for how you can engage in the state and local planning process to ensure that jobseekers facing barriers to employment are accounted for and supported.


Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

Register here »


Written by ibsa

February 29, 2016 at 9:59 am

Posted in Uncategorized

City of Topeka Town Hall Meeting at City Hall: Ban-the-Box

Please plan to attend our next Town Hall Meeting.
This is a continuation from our last Town Hall on Ban The Box. Removing the Criminal History question from employment applications. Giving the applicant a better chance for the opportunity for an interview.
We are wanting to connect persons separated from the correctional facilities with information and resources to help them gain employment. If you know businesses that hire or what to hire persons with a criminal background please send this flier to them or email me their contact information. If you have questions please let me know.
Please post and send to all you know.

Lorean Williams
Topeka Human Relations Commission
Town Hall Chair

Written by ibsa

February 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Posted in Uncategorized


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