A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action
Last Revised: Mar 21, 2017 - Initial Posting: Aug 04, 2009

Approximately fifteen percent of all Community Action Agencies are public entities.  Virtual CAP has often received requests for information on public CAAs.  As a start, a state-by-state listing has been created to help identify and promote sharing among public CAAs.


Please LET US KNOW if you have any corrections or modifications to this listing of Public CAAs.

State Agency Locality
AZ City of Phoenix Human Services Department Phoenix
AZ Coconino County Community Services Department Coconino County
AZ Gila County Community Services Division Gila County
AZ Maricopa County Human Services Department Maricopa County
AZ Pima County Community Action Agency Pima County
CA Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership Alameda County/Oakland
CA Berkeley Human Welfare & Community Action Commission Berkeley
CA City of Los Angeles Community Development Department Los Angeles
CA Colusa-Glenn-Trinity Community Action Partnership Multi-Jurisdictional
CA Community Action Partnership of Riverside County Riverside County
CA Community Services & Employment Training, Inc. (C-SET) Tulare County
CA Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau Contra Costa County
CA County of San Diego Community Action Partnership San Diego County
CA El Dorado County Department of Human Services El Dorado County
CA Lassen-Plumas-Sierra Community Action Agency Multi-Jurisdictional
CA Los Angeles County Community Action Board Los Angeles County
CA Modoc-Siskiyou Community Action Agency Multi-Jurisdictional
CA Monterey County Community Action Partnership Monterey County
CA Placer County Health & Human Services Placer County
CA San Benito County Community Services & Workforce Development San Benito County
CA San Joaquin County Human Services Agency San Joaquin County
CA Shasta County Community Action Agency Shasta County
CA Tehama County Community Action Agency Tehama County
CA Yolo County Dept. of Employment and Social Services Yolo County
CA Yuba County Community Services Commission Yuba County
CO Adams County Community Development Adams County
CO Arapahoe County Community Resources Arapahoe County
CO Boulder County Community Action Program Boulder County
CO Larimer County – Human Services Larimer County
CO Pueblo County Housing & Human Services Pueblo County
CO Weld County Human Services Weld County
FL Brevard County Community Action Program Brevard County
FL Broward County Community Action Agency Broward County
FL County of Charlotte Human Services Charlotte County
FL Hendry County Department of Social Services Hendry County
FL Hillsborough County Community Action Program Hillsborough County
FL Lee County Department of Human Services Lee County
FL Miami-Dade County Community Action Agency Miami-Dade County
FL Orange County Community Action Division Orange County
FL Palm Beach County Community Action Agency Palm Beach County
FL Sarasota County Community Action Agency Sarasota County
FL Seminole County Community Assistance Seminole County
FL Treasure Coast Community Action Agency Multi-Jurisdictional
FL Volusia County Department of Community Services Volusia County
IA City of Des Moines Community Development Department Des Moines
IL Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Champaign County
IL Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Chicago
IL Dupage County Department of Community Services Dupage County
IL Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation Multi-Jurisdictional
IL McHenry County Housing Authority McHenry County
IL Rockford Human Services Department Rockford
IL Sangamon County Department of Community Resources Sangamon County
IL Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials Multi-Jurisdictional
IL Western Illinois Regional Council Community Action Agency Multi-Jurisdictional
IN JobSource Madison County
KS Wichita Sedgwick County Community Action Partnership Wichita/Sedgwick County
KY Louisville Metro Community Services Louisville
LA Assumption Parish Police Jury Assumption Parish
LA Baton Rouge Division of Human Development & Services Baton Rouge
LA Calcasieu Parish Community Services Calcasieu Parish
LA Claiborne Parish Police Jury OCS Claiborne Parish
LA Desoto Office of Community Services Desoto Parish
LA East Carroll Community Action Agency East Carroll Parish
LA Iberville Parish Police Jury OCS Iberville Parish
LA Jefferson Community Action Programs Jefferson Parish
LA Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action Lafourche Parish
LA Natchitoches Parish Police Jury OCS Natchitoches Parish
LA Plaquemines Parish Community Action Agency Plaquemines Parish
LA St. Bernard Parish Government – DHR St. Bernard Parish
LA St. Charles Parish Dept of Community Services St. Charles Parish
LA St. James Parish Department of Human Resources St. James Parish
LA St. John Community Action Agency St. John Parish
LA St. Tammany Parish Dept of Community Action St. Tammany Parish
LA Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Govt - Human Dev Terrebonne Parish
LA Webster Parish Community Action Agency Webster Parish
LA West Baton Rouge Parish Council- Community Action Agency West Baton Rouge
MD Baltimore Community Action Partnership Baltimore
MD Frederick Community Action Agency Frederick County
MD Montgomery County Community Action Agency Montgomery County
MI Area Community Services Employment and Training Council Multi-Jurisdictional
MI Genesee County Community Action Resource Department Genesee County
MI Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Kalamazoo County
MI Macomb County Community Services Agency Macomb County
MI Ottawa County Community Action Agency Ottawa County
MI Washtenaw Office of Community and Economic Development Washtenaw County
MS Bolivar County Community Action Program Bolivar County
NC Catawba County Department of Social Services Catawba County
NJ Essex County Division of Community Action Essex County
NJ Jersey City Division of Community Development Jersey City
NJ Mercer County Office for Community Centers and Childcare Mercer County
NJ Passaic County Human Services Passaic County
NJ Union County Department of Human Services Union County
NY Livingston County Planning Department Livingston County
NY NYC Dept of Youth & Community Development New York City
OR Clackamas County Social Services Clackamas County
OR Community Action Program of East Central Oregon Multi-Jurisdictional
OR Community Services Consortium Multi-Jurisdictional
OR Lane County Human Services Commission Multi-Jurisdictional
OR Multnomah Department of County Human Services Multnomah County
PA Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services/OCS Allegheny County
PA Butler County Community Action and Development Butler County
PA Community Services Program of Beaver County Beaver County
PA Chester County Department of Community Development Chester County
PA Lebanon County Community Action Partnership Lebanon County
PA Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity Philadelphia
PA Monroe County Grants Office Monroe County
PA Venango County Office of Economic Opportunity Venango County
TN Chattanooga Human Services Department Chattanooga
TN Metropolitan Action Commission Nashville
TN Shelby County Community Services Agency Shelby County
TX City of Austin Health and Human Services Department Austin
TX City of Fort Worth, Community Action Partners Fort Worth
TX City of Lubbock Community Development Department Lubbock
TX City of San Antonio Department of Human Services San Antonio
TX Hidalgo County Community Services Agency Hidalgo County
TX Webb County Community Action Agency Webb County
UT Bear River Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdictional
UT Five County Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdictional
UT Six County Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdictional
UT Southeastern Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdictional
UT Uintah Basin Association of Governments Multi-Jurisdictional
VA Alexandria Office of Community Services Alexandria
VA Arlington Dept. of Community Planning, Housing & Dev. Arlington
VA Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro Multi-Jurisdictional
VA Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board Fairfax County
VA Goochland County Department of Social Services Goochland
WA Clark County Community Action Program Clark County
WA Pierce County Community Action Program Pierce County
WA Snohomish County Community Action Partnership Snohomish County
WY Uinta County Human Services Uinta County

This state-by-state listing has been created to promote sharing among public CAAs on strategies that are used to address poverty in their communities.

Public entities have been established as CAAs in over 130 localities and must be administered in accord with the provisions of the Community Services Block Grant Act of 1981 – Reauthorized 1998 - see SEC. 676B(b):

PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS.—In order for a public organization to be considered to be an eligible entity for purposes of section 673(1), the entity shall administer the community services block grant program through—

‘‘(1) a tripartite board, which shall have members selected by the organization and shall be composed so as to assure that not fewer than 1⁄3 of the members are persons chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedures adequate to assure that these members—
‘‘(A) are representative of low-income individuals and families in the neighborhood served;
‘‘(B) reside in the neighborhood served; and
‘‘(C) are able to participate actively in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs funded under this subtitle; or
‘‘(2) another mechanism specified by the State to assure decisionmaking and participation by low-income individuals in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs funded under this subtitle.


Kenneth Ackerman, Virtual CAP Project Manager