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Farm Market Fresh Program Helps Low-Income Seniors Buy Fresh Fruits and Veggies


Notice: We are now out of coupons and have a full waiting list.

Low-income seniors in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties may sign up for the Farm Market Fresh program starting June 1, 2017. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens (AASC) administers the program in these counties. Applicants may log on to www.aasc.org and print their application directly from the website.

Individuals who have participated in the program in the past must complete a new application each year. Pre-enrollment is required and is limited, so participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 276-964-4915 for more information.

Individuals who have participated in the program in the past must complete a new application each year. Pre-enrollment is required and is limited, so participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 276-964-4915 for more information.

Farm Market Fresh -- also known as Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) -- helps low-income seniors obtain free fresh produce. It also supports local farmers and farmers markets in Virginia.

Eligible seniors receive checks worth $40.00 (in $5.00 units) that they may spend with participating certified retail farmers market vendors. Checks will be mailed July 1, 2017. Seniors may spend the checks between July 1 and November 23, 2017 depending on availability of produce.

To qualify, seniors must be at least sixty years old and be residents of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell or Tazewell County. They may not live in the same household and may not be an immediate family member of the farmer who grows the produce. Participants must also meet the program’s income requirements.

Enrollees may use the coupons to obtain locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs, including broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, green beans, snap beans, green peppers, lima beans, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, apples, blackberries, cantaloupe, nectarines, peaches, pears, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons and fresh cut herbs.

Items not eligible for purchase with Farm Market Fresh checks include produce not grown locally, such as oranges, bananas and pineapples; processed foods, such as honey, maple syrup, cider, nuts, meat, bread and cheese; and non-food items, such as flowers and plants.

SFMNP is a joint effort by the Virginia Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services Virginia Division for the Aging and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services to carry out the department’s mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties. Visit the organization’s website at www.aasc.org or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this program is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write U. S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866)632-9992 (voice) or (202)260-1026 (local). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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RFP - Proposal For Auditing Services


Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens is requesting sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiation for the purchase of independent Auditing services.

All inquiries should be directed in writing via email in MS Word format to bbeck@aasc.org. Deadline for submitting written inquiries is 11:00am May 12, 2017. Proposals will be accepted until 4:00pm local time on May 17, 2017. For more information click here.


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COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS


This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about Friday, April 28, 2017 Tazewell County will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under [Title/Section (1)] of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended, to undertake a project known as Falls Mills Adult Daycare Project, for the purpose of providing adult daycare services in the Falls Mills area of Tazewell County.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

Tazewell County has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors Office at 108 East Main Street, Tazewell, VA 24651 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M. to 5pm P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Tazewell County. All comments received by Friday, April 28, 2017 will be considered by the Tazewell County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

Tazewell County certifies to DHCD that Patricia Green in her capacity as County Administrator consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. DHCD’S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows Tazewell County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and Tazewell County’s certification received by Monday, May 15, 2017 or a period of fifteen days from its receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of Tazewell County approved by DHCD; (b) Tazewell County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DHCD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to DHCD at:
Director
Virginia Department of Housing And Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219 2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089 / FAX 371-7093]

Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Patricia Green-Tazewell County Administrator
108 East Main Street
Tazewell, VA 24651-1026
276-385-1202

THE COMBINED NOTICE (FONSI/NOI-RROF) MUST BE DISTRIBUTED TO:

Barbara Rudnick, PG
NEPA Team Leader
US EPA Region III (3EA30)
1650 Arch Street, Phila, PA 19103
(215) 814-3322/ Fax: (215) 814-2783
Rudnick.Barbara@epamail.epa.gov


Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Environmental Enhancement
629 East Main Street, 6th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 698-4330


Director
Virginia Department of Housing And Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219-1321
(804) 371-7061 [Virginia Relay Center 771 / FAX 371-7093]


Local Regional and Tribal Agencies adjacent to or surrounding the jurisdiction issuing the NOI-RROF.

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