Community Action Agencies

A staggering 40% of Americans fall into poverty during their life time.  Community Action understands that job loss, cuts in hours or wages, illness, disability, and caregiving can trigger episodes of poverty.  Community Action is dedicated to helping people weather hard times and get back on their feet.

About 30% of people who are poor this year will make it back to the middle class with the help of local Community Action Agencies!  Community Action helps reduce hardship and hopelessness.  

Michigan Community Action is the statewide association that supports the 28 local Community Action Agencies in Michigan offering services in these focus areas. Community Action is effective because we...

Understand poverty Read More

Identify diverse funding sources Read More

Create valuable partnerships Read More

Tailor programs to each community Read More

Are non-partisan Read More

Explore the history of Community Action and the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 further in depth.

The funding that makes Community Action Agencies unique is the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).  Learn more about CSBG.  https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32872.pdf