Ending Poverty by Empowering People
About Community Action Agencies
The Community Action Board (CAB) is the advisory board to San Benito County Community Services & Workforce Development (CSWD). Through surveys, focus groups and community input, the CAB will assess the needs of the community and apply for various grants in order to provide services to low-to moderate-income residents of San Benito County. We are pleased to share services that may assist you during your time of need.
The Community Action Plan (CAP) Serves as a two (2) year roadmap demonstrating how Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) agencies plan to deliver CSBG services. The CAP identifies and assesses poverty related needs and resources in the community and establishes a detailed plan, goals and priorities for delivering those services to individuals and families most affected by poverty. CSBG funds may be used to support activities that assist low-income families and individuals, homeless families and individuals, migrant or seasonal farm workers and elderly low-income individuals and families by removing obstacles and solving problems that block the achievement of self-sufficiency. Community Action Plans must comply with Organization Standard and State and Federal laws, as outlined below:
COMPLIANCE WITH CSBG ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS
As described in the Office of Community Services (OCS) information Memorandum (IM) #138 dated January 26, 2015, CSBG agencies will comply with implementation of the Organizational Standards. CSD has identified Organizational Standards that provide guidance for the development of the comprehensive Community Needs Assessment.
As required by the CSBG Act, Public Law 105-285, States are required to submit a state plan as a condition to receive funding. Information provided in the CAP by agencies in included in California's State Plan. Alongside Organizational Standards, the State will be reporting on State Accountability Measures in order to ensure accountability and improve program performance.
FEDERAL ASSURANCES AND CERTIFICATION
Public Law 105-285, s. 676(b) establishes federal assurances agencies are to comply with. Community Services Development (CSD), in its state plan submission, provides narrative describing how the agencies in California will comply with the assurances. By completing and submitting the CAP, our agencies certifies that it will comply with all Federal Assurances and any other laws, rules, and statutes in the performance of the activities funded through this grant.
Community Action Board Members
CAB Video/Training Links
All a-Board! Series: Board Chair Role and Responsibilities (People)
Why are you here?
Explore the reasons why people become CAA board members, including what it means to be a board member who is Capable, Accountable, Representative, and Engaged (C.A.R.E) in the context of community action.
The Community Action Network
Intro to Roma
How to Spread the Word
What is an Info Sheet
What's the deal with Lobbying?
Key Board Responsibilities -
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Role of the Tripartite Board - Duty of Care
Community Action Network Online Resource Tour
Community Level Work Part
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