Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB)


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The mission of the Community Action Advisory Board is to make a positive difference in the lives of low-income families and individuals in Fairfax County

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 change.

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.


State of the Poor in Fairfax County

Updated for 2013


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