LaSalle Community Action Association, Inc. (Association) is a nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors duly elected by members. The Association operates as a community action agency administering various federal and state funded programs designed to provide assistance to the poor and disadvantaged in various parishes in Louisiana. The following programs, with their approximate percentage of total revenues indicated, are administered by the Association:
Community Services Block Grant (4%) - Administers programs designed to provide services and activities that will have a measurable impact on causes of poverty in the community. Funding is provided by federal funds passed through the Louisiana Department of Labor.
Emergency Food and Shelter (0.4%) - Provides emergency food and shelter in areas of high need throughout the community to persons based upon their unemployment or poverty status. Funding is provided by U. S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA funds passed through a local governing board.
Weatherization Program (2%) - Provides assistance to qualifying individuals to make their home more energy efficient. Funding is provided by the Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services passed through the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency to the Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships, Inc, who in turn contracts with the Association to perform the services.
Head Start Program (42%) - Provides comprehensive early child development for disadvantaged and handicapped preschool children and their families. Funding is provided by federal funds from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Head Start Food Reimbursement Program (3%) - Provides a food service program in coordination with the Head Start and Summer Child Care Assistance Programs. Funding is provided by the federal funds from U.S.D.A. passed through the Louisiana Department of Education.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Program (2%) - Provides a housing subsidy program by making
payments to participating owners on behalf of eligible tenants to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income families at rents they can afford. Housing assistance payments are used to make up the difference between the approved rent due to the owner for the dwelling unit and the occupant family’s required contribution toward the rent. Funding is provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Catahoula Police Jury, who in turn contracts with the Association to perform the services.
WIA (10%) - Provides job training opportunities to qualifying individuals. Funding is provided by the Department of Labor passed through the Louisiana Department of Labor.
LlHEAP Energy Assistance (13%) - Provides to qualifying individuals assistance in meeting their utility bills. Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services passed through the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency to the Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships, Inc, who in turn contracts with the Association to perform the services.
S.T.E.P. (0.2%) - Provides to qualifying individuals pre and post job readiness skills training. Funding is provided by the Department of Labor passed through the Louisiana Department of Labor.
General Assistance and Other Programs (0.4 %) - Accounts for miscellaneous administrative activities and other small grants of the association that are not charged to another fund. Revenue consists of miscellaneous receipts collected during the year.
Our agency is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire staff is committed to meeting those needs. Our multi-faceted services are provided in the parishes of Avoyelles,Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Tensas and Winn. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the community.
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, LA 71368
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4:30PM