Monroe County Community Action Agency (CAA), which plans and implements programs to assist low-income people in Monroe and Pike Counties, recently completed a three-year strategic plan. They will share their plans for the next three years at online events on November 17, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. To register, go to https://www.pikeforward.com/cna.
The Community Needs Assessment is a requirement of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). Every three years, the Monroe County CAA creates a new Community Needs Assessment. This assessment will identify the top five needs in each county and will be used to guide planning and service provision to low-income families in the Pike and Monroe County service area. Many local agencies use CSBG funding to address the needs of low-income people in the region.
The plan was created based on feedback received from the community through focus groups and a survey. The focus groups engaged 39 people in the process and 675 individuals completed the survey.
Monroe County Community Action Agency (CAA) is a public Community Action Program for Pike and Monroe County, overseeing the administration of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for the region. A tripartite board consisting of Public Representation, Community Representation, and Low-Income Representation from Pike and Monroe County reports to the Commissioners and makes funding recommendations for grants serving low-income households, under 150% Federal Poverty Level, in the region, including the Homeless Assistance Program, Human Services Development Fund, Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
This project was financed by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the administration of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development.