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February 2020 Newsletter
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To receive the monthly meeting notice additionally by email, contact danielle.story@kipda.org

*Since there is the possibility that a meeting could be canceled, relocated or rescheduled please call the KIPDA office at (502) 266-6084 to confirm a meeting prior to attending.
 
Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in accessing available services or in attending agency activities.  If there is a need for KIPDA to be aware of a specific accommodation, you are encouraged to contact this agency at least one week in advance of the meeting so that suitable arrangements can be considered for the delivery of the service or attendance requirement prior to the activity.
Community & Economic Development
Need Grant Assistance? Fill out our new Grant Intake Form!
For assistance with grant applications, please fill out our Grant Intake Form 

The form is available by using the link above or directly on KIPDA's website on the Grant Assistance page
The Census is coming!
IMPORTANT DATES:
  • March 12 - 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.  
  • March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
  • April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
  • May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
  • December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.
Could you use a little extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing fieldwork. The Bureau is hiring for a number of temporary positions such as census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff.

Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the next decennial census, and visit https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html to learn how you can assist your region!
New & Improved KIPDA Website
KIPDA is excited to announce our newly updated website is now LIVE! Make sure to check it out to discover all of the services, programs, and assistance KIPDA provides for our region, and follow us on all of our social media platforms! (Links now available at the top of the Newsletter)

The new site allows for much easier navigation and access to KIPDA resources; such as, news updates, pertinent documents, and detailed descriptions of plans & services. 

Click the link and visit now!
www.kipda.org
 
Social Services
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day: A leading international awareness day

World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalyzing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to re-imagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you are or where you live. 
Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.
Each year, hundreds of activities and events take place around the world, gathering communities, organizations and individuals in schools, businesses, hospitals, marketplaces, parks, community halls, places of worship - in the streets and online - acting as a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer.
This year's World Cancer Day's theme, 'I Am and I Will', is all about you and your commitment to act. We believe that through our positive actions, together we can reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.
Join us on 4 February and speak out and stand up for a cancer-free world.
Our time to act is now.
For more information visit: www.worldcancerday.org
 
Press release information retrieved from: http://www.worldcancerday.org
February is American Heart Month
National Wear Red Day will be celebrated on February 7th
 
Since 1963, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease. Since 2004, February also has been the signature month for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign and the message that heart disease is not only a man's problem.

Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It's the leading cause of death for both men and women. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.
 
We have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be preventable with education and action.  On February 7st, help us turn Kentucky and America RED and SAVE WOMEN’S LIVES from heart disease and stroke by wearing something red … a red dress, tie, jacket, scarf, hat, blouse or shirt.  Educate yourself and those around you about women’s heart disease risks and symptoms.  They are not always the same as risks and symptoms for men. For more information on women and heart disease, visit the following Web sites—
National Donor Day
National Donor Day also known as National Organ Donor Day is observed each year on February 14th.  National Donor Day was started in 1998 by the Saturn Corporation and its United Auto Workers partners, with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and many nonprofit health organizations.
 
The day is used to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives that can be saved. Give the gift of Life.
 
National Donor Day focuses on five different types of donations:  Organs – Tissues – Marrow – Platelets – Blood.  
 
Many nonprofit health organizations sponsor blood and marrow drives and organ/tissue sign-ups across the nation. Approximately every two seconds, there is someone in the U.S. who needs blood, which translates to the need for over 41,000 daily donations.

Look into becoming a donor? Visit https://www.donatelife.net/
 
Transportation
Transportation Division
Welcomes New Director
The KIPDA Transportation Division is excited to welcome Amanda Spencer as the new Director of Transportation. Amanda has been serving as the Director of the Division of Planning at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and brings with her a seventeen-year career in transportation planning, engineering, and policy that includes experience and accomplishments in both the public and private sector.

Welcome to the team Amanda!
 
Transportation Division
Reviewing Public Comment
KIPDA’s Transportation Division has been conducting public comment on the draft FY 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the draft Connecting Kentuckiana 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Project information was available for public review January 8 through February 7 in Bullitt, Jefferson and Oldham counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana. Eight public meetings were held and comments were received online. We received excellent feedback from the community and a working group of the Transportation Policy Committee will review them prior to the February meeting.

To review the Connecting Kentuckiana 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan visit: 
https://mk0kipdask1408l5ah7.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CK2040_010820_web.pdf

To review Public Comments visit: 
http://kipda.maps.arcgis.com/apps/CrowdsourcePolling/index.html?appid=3a3507960a1449f9bac764806554f302
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