Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures

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Since the inception of the Economic Opportunity Act, a fundamental goal of Community Action has been to provide low income individuals with a voice in the administration of its poverty alleviating programs. With the Community Service Block Grant’s (CSBG) call to achieve “maximum participation” of the low income community in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of CSBG funded programs, a critical venue for the low income community’s participation is through their representation on the tripartite board.

CAPLAW has published case studies for a new series that addresses the various ways that CAAs are meeting the CSBG Act’s requirement that the low-income sector of the tripartite board be selected in accordance with “democratic selection procedures."

 

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