Public CAA Boards

FAQ on Roles and Responsibilities

2021

Tripartite boards of public Community Action Agencies (CAAs) face unique challenges in overseeing programs funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and other sources. While their relationship with local government provides lines of communication to individuals with authority and influence in the community, the boards’ powers are subject to what the local government has delegated to them. These dynamics can create some very confusing and often frustrating situations. This FAQ is intended to help address some of the most frequently asked questions about a tripartite board’s role and responsibilities that we receive from public CAAs.

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