Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

Contractors Needed

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) is seeking the following contractors:

**Heating Contractors to replace/repair heating units and water heaters, install duct work, plumbing, etc.
**Electrical Contractors to perform electrical work when needed such as rewires, installation of exhaust equipment, etc.
**Roofing Contractors to replace or repair roofs when needed.
**General Contractors to install ramps, perform minor floor repairs, remove/replace windows, bathroom modifications.

All work will be completed through the Home Weatherization Assistance Program. Contracts will be based on our program year that will run from 7/1/2023-6/30/2024. Services will be provided in the six-county area for which NOCAC provides services to includes: Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams counties. If interested in receiving further information, please contact the Housing & Energy Director; Kelly Feeney at (Must be insured, have HVAC Licensed, EPA LEAD Certification and/or willing to attend EPA LEAD training required for our agency)

Financial Opportunity Center Classes

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission’s Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) offers many resources to help individuals and families in our community.  We can help you:

**Set financial goals
**Find local money saving resources
**Access and build your credit score
**Reduce your debt
**Show you how to start building emergency savings
**Build your technology skills

For more information, please click to view our 2023 series of online and in-person classes or contact our FOC staff at 419.990.5136 or

Bus Monitor Approval Process


To ensure safe practices, NOCAC staff will follow the outlined practices to promote consistency when approving new Bus Monitors.


  1. Initial contact will be made through the Center Manager (CM) and/or Transportation and Safety Specialist (TSS) at which time the needed requirements are explained to the potential monitor:
    1. HS Diploma or GED
    2. Valid Driver’s License or Valid Photo ID
    3. Record of Immunizations – TDap and MMR
    4. BCI/FBI Background Clearance – 1176 (paid by NOCAC)
      1. Register in the OCCRRA system
    5. A physical with a drug scree (paid by NOCAC)
    6. Required training offered by NOCAC at no cost to monitor.
  1. 1175 Submission
    1. CM or TSS will assist the potential monitor in the completion of the Bus Monitor Background Check form.
    2. CM or TSS set up profile in OCCRRA to include all license #’s for the sites they are willing to monitor.
    3. Report to CO for Prints – Call ahead to ensure PFCC will be in office.
  2. 1176 Approval/Denial:
    1. Human Resources (HR) will notify TSS of approval or denial and will print off copy of 1176 to give to TSS.
    2. HR and TSS will coordinate a time for the Physical and training to be completed on the same day to avoid multiple trips for monitor.
      1. TSS will correspond with potential monitor to ensure times.
      2. HR will schedule physical/drug screen, give required forms to CO front desk for the monitor to pick up prior to physical.
  3. HR will notify TSS upon receipt of physical and will upload into child plus. TSS will set up the ODJFS “Green” file.
  4. Training:
    1. 1.5 hours including Bus monitor duties and responsibilities. Supplying a list of Bus activities for children, how to avoid and manage behaviors on the bus, standards of conduct and an example of their daily paperwork of monitor stipend.  They will also fill out a W-9 that will be given to finance.
    2. Child Abuse/Neglect – 30 days from the date of approval, to complete the one hour training online CA/N training thru OCCRRA.
    3. ODJFS one hour Transportation Training thru OCCRRA.
    4. TSS will provide training on the day of physical (when possible).
  5. TSS will set up the ODJFS “Green file”.
    1. When the file is complete with a copy of 1176, medical statement, shot record, driver’s license, proof of education and bus monitor training and one hour online transportation training (OCCRRA).
    2. TSS will give to the monitor to submit to CM.
    3. Bus monitor will go over with CM the Parent-Provider Partnership Skill: Basic Communication Tips paper to sign.
  6. Route Documentation
    1. Site managers track and submit Bus Monitor Stipend Log paperwork
    2. Bus Monitors receive a stipend of $12 per route.
    3. Monitors do not receive stipend for training attendance.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1303.72(e)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:   5101:2-12-01 (H) 5101:2-12-08 (B) 5101:2-12-08 (D) 5101:2-12-10 (A) (2)
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    
Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   4/28/20, 6/9/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    

NOCAC Board of Trustees Meetings

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission is governed by a tripartite board made up of equal numbers of private sector, public sector and democratically-elected client sector representatives. The Governing Board members are responsible for policy, governance, and strategic oversight of NOCAC.

Upcoming Board Meetings are scheduled for the dates shown below.  All meetings start at 6:00 pm and are held at our Central Office located at 1933 E. Second, Defiance Ohio.  All meetings are open to the public.

January 12, 2023  (This meeting has been cancelled.)
February 9, 2023
March 9, 2023 (Annual Meeting – time and location may change)
April 13, 2023
May 11, 2023
June 8. 2023  (This meeting has been cancelled.)
July 13, 2023
August 10, 2023
September 14, 2023
October 12, 2023
November 9, 2023
December 14, 2023

Inclement Weather Pupil Transportation


Administration and Staff will make decisions regarding weather related early dismissal or school cancellations and delays.


In the event of inclement weather pertaining to pupil transportation: Buses will provide transportation in ice, snow, rain, high winds, fog, hot and cold weather.  If the driver feels unsafe, they will contact their Center Manager for guidance.  Class delays and cancellations will not be the “assumption” the day before inclement weather may occur.

  • If more in depth training is needed for driving in inclement weather, the Center Manager for CDL staff holder will reach out to the Transportation Specialist to provide further assistance and training.


School closure or delay for students before the school day begins:

  • When conditions warrant, driving staff will communicate with their Center Managers in regards to their local weather conditions and concerns.
  • A decision will be make regarding school closure or delay.
  • Local radio stations, Remind, class DoJo, etc.  Will be used to let the Families and Staff know of the decision made in regards to cancellations and delays in a timely manner.
  • One, two or three hour delays are allowable and are determined by Center Managers or Program Director.
  • Closures are NOT always consistent or determined based on what the local school districts decide.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   11/1/21 Reviewed Date:   6/8/22
Approved By Policy Council:   11/1/21 Revision Approved By Policy Council: