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PA Community Action Agencies

The Pennsylvania Community Action network analyzes community needs to identify strategies that will work best in alleviating poverty. 

Community Action's ultimate goal is to help low-income individuals and their families reach and maintain self-sufficiency.

About Our Members

Each of the 42 agencies is unique in their approach to alleviating poverty because their programs and services reflect the needs of the local communities. Funding for Pennsylvania’s Community Action agencies comes from a variety of state, local and federal sources. The federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides core funding. In FY 2018, Pennsylvania received $30.2 million in CSBG funds. For every $1 in CSBG funds, Community Action leveraged an additional $23.41 in local, state and federal funding in FY 2018, including the value of volunteer hours. View the full CSBG 2018 Factsheet created by

Find An Agency: Interactive Location Map

Hover over the Community Action "huggy hearts" and click on individual icons to get details for each Agency, along with direct links to the Agencies' websites.  To view the service areas for the Agencies, refer to the second map below.

In Dauphin County there are three Community Action organizations represented: PathStone Corporation covers multiple counties throughout the state; Tri County is the local Agency; and CAAP which is the State Association for all Community Action Agencies in PA (with the exception of PathStone Corporation).

In Allegheny County, there is an Agency that covers only the city of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. (PCSI)) and an Agency that covers Allegheny County (Allegheny County Department of Human Services).


Agency Service Areas Map

View a list of programs and services offered by each member Agency on the Agencies Matrix page.  

Looking for a Community Action Agency outside of Pennsylvania? visit the National Community Action Partnership.