Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB)
To achieve this mission, the CAAB employs advocacy, provides education, and offers funding for effective community based programs.
The Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) advises the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors on the needs, concerns and aspirations of
low-income persons; and recommends policies that promote meaningful
Mandated by Federal law, the board provides oversight for state and federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. The grants, along with matching funds from Fairfax County, are used to to support community-based initiatives identified through the county's Consolidated Community Funding Pool competitive grant process.
The Fairfax County CAAB is composed of 30 seats; 10 appointed by the Board of Supervisors, 10 selected by low-income residents of the county, and 10 represent business, civic and community organizations with an interest in serving individuals and families living in poverty. In Fairfax County, the Department of Family Services (DFS) provides adminstrative support for the board.
- What are Community Action Programs?
- What population is served by Community Action Programs?
- Community Action in Fairfax County: An Overview - History
- Community Services Block Grant Programs
State of the Poor in Fairfax County
- State of the Poor in Fairfax County: A bookmark containing information and statistics about Fairfax County’s low-income population.
- Letter to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - concerning Fairfax County’s low-income population