How did Community Action and Community Services start?
Community Action Agencies were authorized as part of the “War on Poverty” launched by President Johnson when he signed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Public Law 88-452. Less than a year later in 1965 Coconino County's Board of Supervisors (BOS) established the County’s Community Action Program, under a CAA Board starting in 1966. In 1973 the County funded this CAA as a Community Services Project for one year and in March 1974 it became a County Department. In addition to the Board of Supervisors local authority, CAAs are also federally regulated.

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1. What does Community Services do?
2. How did Community Action and Community Services start?
3. How is Community Services funded?
4. Does community need warrant these Community Services?
5. What governance and accountability are over Community Services?
6. Where do I find information on specific Community Services programs?