Community Economic Development


Along with providing free non-profit services to help Michiganders, Community Action Agencies are economic engines that drive sustainable development within their communities.

Staff sizes range from a few dozen at smaller, rural agencies to hundreds of full- and part-time workers in agencies thatserve urban centers or large geographic areas. These employees live and work locally, spurring economic activity in real estate, retail, and service industries.

Community Action Agencies are involved in economic development arenas, such as the creation and management of affordable housing projects, providing financial support to local entrepreneurs, helping clients achieve educational and economic goals, and offering numerous educational programs to enable clients to become better consumers and citizens.

Funding for Community Action Agency services comes from private grants, private fundraising, federal, state and local grants. Contact your local agency to learn more.