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Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a multitude of unprecedented challenges for CAAs. One of the challenges that has spurred CAAs to innovate is the need to recruit and elect representatives of the low-income community to serve on the tripartite board.While serious...
Democratic Selection Procedures in a Pandemic

Raising the Low-Income Voice

Since the inception of the Economic Opportunity Act, a fundamental goal of Community Action has been to provide low-income individuals with a voice in the administration of its poverty alleviating programs. With the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Act’s...
Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations

As Community Action Agencies continue to adapt and evolve in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, their strategies for protecting employees from serious illness resulting from COVID-19 has shifted from mitigating the risk of transmission via measures like PPE and...
Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

Weatherproofing CAA Bylaws

The COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous challenges for CAAs that impacted existing governance structures and practices. Due to widespread restrictions on gathering, many boards were unable to meet in person or had to postpone regular meetings. For a significant...
CSBG Eligibility

CSBG Eligibility

The federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to carry out a variety of activities designed to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income families and individuals to become...