Coconino County Health & Human Services Office of Community and Career Services
CCHHS, Community Services Mission: "Empowering well-being and prosperity in Coconino communities.
Community Action Coconino County
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--Michele Axlund, CCHHS, Community Services, Interim Deputy Director
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History, Governance, and Advisement
CAAs were authorized under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. In 1965, Coconino County's Board of Supervisors (BOS) established a Community Action Program, and placed it under a CAA Board starting in 1966. In 1973 the County funded its CAA as a Community Services Project for one year and in March 1974 it became a County Department.
As such, CCHHS community action agency programs are overseen by two separate statutory governing bodies. The five-member Coconino County Board of Supervisors (BOS) is our final authority, governing all policies and budgets, while the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) advises Community Services programming and services. The CAAB has twelve to fifteen members, locally comprised of one-third elected officials (or their representatives), one-third or more lower-income residents potentially eligible to be consumers of our services, and one-third or less private sector representatives. CAAB members are selected by the other members, with the exception of the elected official seats appointed by a County Supervisor.
Assessing Need and Funding Community ActionForms and Resources Webpage.
Funding for CCHHS Community Action comes from federal, state, and local government, foundation grants and business and individual donations. HHS is a public non-profit and your tax-deductible financial contributions are an investment in community and a better future for generations to come. Your contributions fight homelessness - helping families and individuals avoid sleeping on the street; fight hunger - providing seniors with hot, nutritious meals and homecare assistance; fight hopelessness - assisting those in crisis to find financial stability through social services and self-sustainability via Individual Development Accounts match saving grant opportunities for post-secondary education and micro-business start-up and/or expansion.
Lower Your Tax, Help Our Community!
As a CAA, CCHHS Community Services programming qualifies for Charitable Tax Credit Contributions. Per the Arizona State Department of Revenue, CCHHS, Community Services (QCO Code 20523) is on the approved list of All Qualifying Charitable Organizations. HHS is also a member of the Flagstaff Tax Credit Coalition. Thanks to YOU, we are helping more families in need.