Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Community Action Agencies

Private, nonprofit human service and advocacy organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 that provide emergency assistance to people in crisis; address the causes of poverty through programs that fight unemployment, inadequate housing, poor nutrition and lack of educational opportunity; and provide training in advocacy skills. Community Action Agencies (CAAs), also known as Community Action Programs (CAPs), operate a variety of core services in the communities they serve. Included are GED and ESL education, job training programs, Head Start and day care, weatherization and energy assistance programs, health services, services for older adults (e.g., Foster Grandparents and RSVP), emergency food assistance and homelessness prevention programs. They are also involved in affordable housing creation and renovation and small business assistance.

Community Development Block Grant Agencies

State and local organizations that are responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant funds that are authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Federal dollars, which are provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, can be utilized for a wide range of activities that are directed towards neighborhood revitalization; economic development; upgrading of basic infrastructure such as streets, water and waste water systems; and improvements in community facilities and services. The purpose of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

FEMA Emergency Food/Shelter Administrative Agencies

Organizations that are responsible for administering the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter (EFS) Program that was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the U.S. and its territories by allocating funds for the provision of food and shelter. The program is governed by a National Board composed of representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA; Council of Jewish Federations; The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; and United Way of America. The Board is chaired by a representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and United Way of America serves as the program's secretariat. The National Board awards funds to jurisdictions using a formula involving population, poverty, and unemployment data. Jurisdictions that do not qualify under the formula and thus do not receive funding directly from the National Board may receive funds through a state set aside process, and jurisdictions that do qualify may receive additional funding the same way.

Older Americans Act Administrative Agencies

State and regional organizations that are responsible for planning, coordinating and developing community-level systems of services that meet the unique needs of older persons and their caregivers as defined in the Older Americans Act of 1965. The network of organizations works closely with the U.S. Administration on Aging which provides federal funding for the programs and oversees their implementation.

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