Community Action Agencies are
nonprofit private and public organizations
established under the Economic Opportunity Act
of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty.
Community Action Agencies help people to help
themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today
there are 1000 Community Action
Agencies, serving the low income in every state as
well as Puerto Rico.
Community Action Agencies Across America
are connected by a national network that
includes the Community Action Partnership
national association, regional associations,
state associations, a national lobbying
organization, and a national association of
Community Service Block Grant administrators.
CAAs are a primary source of direct support
for the more than 37.9 million people who live
in poverty in the United States. The majority of
CAA program participants are low income.