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Community Action Advisory Board

Community Action Advisory Board

The Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) serves in an advisory capacity to assist the City Council in its role as the governing body for the Bexar County Community Action Agency (CAA). The CAAB advises the Department of Human Services (DHS) and City Council on the needs, concerns, and goals of low-income persons; recommends policies; and advises on the allocation of federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. CAAB advises DHS Head Start, Training for Job Success Program, Financial Empowerment Centers, Emergency Assistance, and Ameri-Corps Vista. The CAAB acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on the operation of the Community Action Program (CAP), and oversees the extent and quality of services for low-income individuals and families. DHS has operated the Community Action Program (CAP) since 1979 and is the designated Community Action Agency and CSBG eligible entity for Bexar County.

The CAAB is a federally mandated tripartite board comprised of 15 members as follows: five representatives of low-income individuals and families; five representatives from private groups and organizations with an interest in serving individuals and families living in poverty; five elected officials, to include four City Councilmembers appointed by the Mayor, and one County Commissioner appointed by the County Judge. 

Meetings are held on the third Thursday monthly from January to December at 5:30 p.m. at Claude Black Community Center, 2805 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78203 and/or Head Start Office at 1227 Brady St., San Antonio, TX 78207. 

Liaison: Minerva Hernandez – (210) 207-5917.

Apply for the Community Action Advisory Board here.
There are currently no upcoming meetings for this committee.

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