UCHRA seeks community input for community needs assessment

UPPER CUMBERLAND – The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) is seeking community input from all 14-counties of the Upper Cumberland region as part of the annual Community Needs Assessment.  

Now through the end of July, UCHRA will be asking citizens, stakeholders and community partners to complete a brief, anonymous survey. The survey lists nine questions tailored to determine what community members see as the biggest needs within the community, including the identification of any service gaps and identifying populations within the community that have unmet needs that UCHRA could assist with. The survey also provides an opportunity for respondents to provide additional information.

“The surveys are a very important part of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), and we utilize that information to complete a required needs assessment for CSBG,” said LaNelle Godsey, community services director. “We really want to make sure that our programs are meeting the needs of the community. By having community partners complete surveys, this is one way we are meeting this goal.” 

While the CSBG Act requires the distribution of a Community Needs Assessment, the questionnaire provides an opportunity for UCHRA to work toward addressing service gaps, needs, and opportunities within the region. 

The survey is available to be completed online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/UCCommunityNeedsAssessment2020 until July 31, 2020.

For more information, or to volunteer to take part in focus groups surrounding the needs of the Upper Cumberland Region, please contact Godsey or Megan Spurgeon, community services assistant director, at (931) 528-1127.

About Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) was established by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1973 to be the delivery system for human resources in the fourteen counties of the region.

The programs operated by UCHRA initially included job training and transportation. During ensuing years, the UCHRA has expanded to supply a wide range of services that use a combination of funds from federal, state and local organizations.

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