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"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP

What is a Community Action Agency?

Community Action Agencies are private, non-profit or public organizations that were created by the federal government in 1964 to combat poverty. Status as a Community Action Agency is the result of an explicit designation by local or state government. A Community Action Agency has a tripartite board structure whose focus is to promote the participation of the entire community in the reduction or elimination of the consequences of poverty.

Community Action Agencies seek to involve the community by including elected public officials, private sector representatives, and especially low-income residents, in assessing local needs and attacking the causes and conditions of poverty. The Community Resource Center of Johnson County (CRC) is a Community Action Agency.

In order to reduce poverty in Johnson County, the CRC works to better focus available local, state, private, and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

The Community Resource Center has:

  • received designation as a Community Action Agency from the State of Wyoming under the Community Services Block Grant Act,
     
  • is recognized as an eligible entity as defined in the CSBG Act and receives funding from the state under the Community Services Block Grant*;
     
  • has a governing board consisting of at least one-third democratically selected representatives of low-income people, one-third local public officials or their designees, and the remainder representatives of business, industry, labor, religious, social welfare, and other private groups in the community; and
     
  • belongs to the Wyoming Community Action Partnership as well as the national Community Action Partnership.

Community Service Block Grants become available each year in July. The CRC advertises a Request for Proposals in the Buffalo Bulletin inviting all non-profit organizations in Johnson County which serve the low-income population to apply.

For a list of current CSBG recipients, please go to our Partner Agencies page.


Community Resource Center of Johnson County, Wyoming
777 Fort Street, Suite A
 Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: 307-684-7933 Fax: 307-684-2781
Email: toni@johnsoncountycrc.org