The Lorain County Community Action Agency aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty by strengthening and empowering individuals, families and communities. We provide services to aid in emergencies and to help individuals become and remain self-sufficient. 

Many of our programs are funded by the Community Services Block Grant, a remaining federal cornerstone of the War on Poverty. LCCAA’s federal funding is overseen by the Ohio Department of Development. 

CSBG funding is an important resource because, while there is strict accountability for every expense, each agency is able to use the funding differently to meet unique local needs.  

Funding for Head Start is separate from the CSBG dollars but both funding streams come from the Department of Health and Human Services. LCCAA also receives funding from local corporations, foundations and individuals.