Mission: To partner with other human services organizations to aid residents in need of assistance with targeted services, resources and guidance to foster self-sufficiency and independence.
Overview: The Treasure Coast Community Action Agency (TCCAA) provides a variety of services to the residents of Okeechobee, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties that aim to alleviate poverty in the community. Each County determines the services provided based of a Community Needs Assessment.
An Advisory Board oversees the programs and the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) allocation for Okeechobee, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties. The Advisory Board consists of representatives from the tri-county, along with staff members and the public. Three representatives, one from each of the following categories are required:
- One elected official, currently holding office or a designated representative that must be appointed annually by each County.
- One representative from each County of the low-income population chosen by a democratic selection procedure adequate to assure that they are representative of the poor in the areas served.
- One representative from each County of business, industry.
The Board meets quarterly to oversee the programs and Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) expenditures for the tri-county area. The meetings are publicized and the public is welcome to attend.
This program is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $317,546. Assistance based on available funding.