The Community Action Agency Board of Directors
Community action agencies can be either private, nonprofit corporations, or some element of local government (usually county or city). Both private and public community action agencies must meet the "tripartite" membership requirements of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).
One-third of the members must be elected officials, or their designated representatives;
At least one-third of the members must be democratically selected persons representing low income people and the neighborhoods in which they live; and,
The balance must represent groups and interests from the private sector.
Training participants will explore the challenges and opportunities in recruiting members from each of the three sectors. Participants will focus not just on meeting the literal requirements, but on obtaining the membership of persons and organizations with resources they are will commit to the mission of helping low income people increase their self-sufficiency.