Article By:  CKCATS Program Director Dianne Mattingly

Newsletter   |   May 17, 2021

CKCATS is certainly getting back to normal operations with our trip count back up to 80- 85% in the month of April.  This is a huge hurdle for CKCATS since we were at 25% capacity this time last year due to Covid-19.  We are so proud of our employees for their resilience during that time and for helping out other programs.

CKCATS employees assisted the Senior Centers serve Congregate Meals. CKCATS Employees assisted in food box delivery for Feeding America for the CSBG program. And, CKCATS employees helped sanitize Head Start buildings. In addition, CKCATS employees continued to also sanitize all buses and county offices. CKCATS employees continue to follow the CDC guidelines to keep our clients and staff safe. 

CKCATS is also happy to report that in Feb 2021, the Office of Transportation Delivery awarded Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental and Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) in the amount of $1,045,282. These funds are for emergency needs for Transit agencies for payroll and operational needs. 

CKCATS is currently waiting for 3 more SUVS that should be delivered soon. CKCATS also received funds for our FY22 grant funds in the amount of $113,632 to purchase two 8 x 2 buses.  

Because of the increase in recent trips, CKCATS is currently hiring as well. There are multiple driver positions available within our program. There is even a Saturday-only position for anyone with a Monday – Friday job already. Or, perhaps a retired individual who doesn’t want to commit to 40-hours a week, but would like to get out of the house a bit to help those in need. Please send a resume to to apply or inquire about these positions.