Community Action Agency Programs

The 1964 Economic Opportunity Act officially launched the War on Poverty and, as part of this Act, Community Action Agencies were established. CAAs are designed to be responsive to local needs, so no two agencies are exactly like. Each CAA is governed by tripartite board made up of at least one-third low-income community members, one-third public officials, and individuals representing the private sector. They also must conduct community needs assessments every three years to help craft strategic plans that address the causes and conditions of poverty in their service area.  

As such, CAAs offer a wide array programs – over 70 in Indiana alone! These include:

  • Aging / Programs for Seniors
  • Asset Development and Preservation
  • Child Care
  • Coaching/Education/Skills Development
  • Community Awareness
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Energy Assistance
  • Family Support / Planning
  • Food / Nutrition Services
  • Head Start
  • Health Care / Insurance
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Youth Programs 

Click the button below to learn which programs are offered by each agency. While we strive to provide up-to-date information, programs do change so please be sure to check with the agency about program availability.




INCAA Programs List