Georgia Community Action Assoication



Our Vision 
We envision the Georgia Community Action Association as a strong, united network of effective community action agencies, guided by excellence and integrity in the promotion of social and economic justice in the State of Georgia

Our Mission
To serve as the professional organization for the development and implementation of strategies to provide GCAA members the tools to be effective community action agencies in solving the problems of poverty within the State of Georgia.


2020 GCAA
Community Action Day at the Capitol
February 05, 2020
Atlanta, GA

2020 GCAA
Annual Meeting and Training Conference
July 14-17, 2020
Savannah, Georgia

National Conferences

2020 Community Action Partnership 
Management & Leadership
January 8-10 2020
San Juan, PR

Winter Training Conference
February 24-28, 2020
Arlington, VA

2020 NCAF
National Conference
March 17-20, 2020
Washington, DC 

2020 CAPLAW 
National Training Conference
June 30-July 02, 2020
Chicago, IL

National T/TA Training

New ResourceCAPLAW- Community Action Program for Legal Services, Inc.-is offering a free video series titled :

"All a-Board! The Purpose, People, and Process of CAA Boards"

 To access the videos, visit CAPLAW :  here

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

 Dr. Martin Luther King

 National Human Rights Month!

December recognizes National Human Rights Month . This month  and every month  to follow, everyone in the United States is encouraged to come together and stand up for equality, justice, and the dignity of all humans.

For more information on National Human Rights Month and how to observe visit:
GCAA Spotlight

SEACAA Carl D. Perkins Award Winner!!!
Shout out and Congratulations to
Mary Harrison
Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity, Authority Inc.

BY 2030, All Baby Boomers Will Be Age 65 or Older

2020 Census Will Help Policymakers Prepare for the Incoming Wave of Aging Boomers


This story is part of an occasional series on the important community benefits that come from responding to the 2020 Census.  Baby boomers have changed the face of the U.S. population for more than 70 years and continue to do so as more enter their senior years, a demographic shift often referred to as a "gray tsunami.

" The 2020 Census will provide the most up-to-date count of the baby boom generation, now estimated at about 73 million.

Born after World War II, from 1946 to 1964, the oldest boomers will turn 74 next year. When the last census was taken in 2010, the oldest had not even turned 65. Since then, about 10,000 a day have crossed that age threshold and by 2030, all boomers will be at least age 65.

"Data from the 2020 Census will show the impact of the baby boomers on America's population age structure," said Wan He, head of Aging Research Programs for the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.

For more information visit:  Census.gov

5 tips for staying warm this winter

1.  Throws. When you're watching TV, it's easy to get cold because you're not moving around. Don't turn up the heat - wrap up in a blanket instead.

2. Wear these. If your feet are cold, chances are the rest of your body will feel cold, too. So make sure everyone in the family has a pair of slippers to wear inside the house. Don't like slippers? Try these washable slipper socks instead.

3. Two words:   flannel sheets . If you've never tried them, ask someone who has. They never feel cold when you get into bed, they retain your body heat all night long, and after a couple of washes they're so soft it feels like you're sleeping in a warm, cozy cloud.

4.   Simmer time.  There's a reason we associate soups and stews with chilly weather. Long-simmering meals heat up the kitchen as well as our bellies, so bust out those  kitchen scraps  and get the soup on.

5.  Drink up... properly. Hot tea or coffee, cider, and broth are all delicious ways to feel warm. 

Shout out and Congratulations! to 
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc. on their
 Celebration of Success Gala 2019
GCAA  sends you a heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for your continued success.
CSBG Corner

  Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  

The Heating Program (Regular Energy and Crisis Intervention Assistance) began Nov. 1 for residents aged 65 and older or homebound. All other eligible residents the program began  on Dec. 2. 

The purpose of the Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to provide appropriate and timely financial assistance to:
  • Low-income eligible households,
  • Energy crisis assistance to households experiencing heating or cooling emergencies that are life threatening,
  • Provide long-term, low-cost residential weatherization assistance
Program Description:
The Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This assistance can reduce the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire, or disconnection. The Georgia LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:
  • Energy Bill payment assistance.
  • Energy crisis assistance.
  • Weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.
Georgia LIHEAP Eligibility Requirements:
The basic requirements that need to be met in order to receive financial assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program include the following:
  • The applicant needs to be a U.S. citizen or legally admitted immigrant.
  • Their total gross annual household income needs to be at or below 60% of the State's Median Income. 
  • The applicant needs to have full responsibility for paying the cost of energy bill for the primary home heating source.
The application period will normally begin the first work day of November, however, it is only open for the homebound, the elderly (age 65 & over), and those with life-threatening circumstances. The Winter LIHEAP program opens for the general public on the first workday in December. LIHEAP applicants are served on a first-come, first serve basis by each agency, for the counties that they serve. So apply early before funding runs out.

How many households are helped by the program:
In FY 2019, there were 191,425 households served; 147,195 in FY 2018 and 137,385 in FY 2017

How to contact the LIHEAP program in your area
Applications for all LIHEAP services are made through a local Community Action Agency. The assistance is available in all 159 counties in Georgia. You can locate Community Action Agencies by clicking on  www.georgiacaa.org