We ask these questions to make sure we hear from diverse stakeholders and better understand the unique differences in experience.
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Community Action Agencies (CAA), created through Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, serve nearly every community throughout the United States. Over 1,000 agencies provide the opportunity to live in decency and dignity. To determine which services each CAA should be providing in their community, the Community Services Block Grant Act, under Section 676(b)(11) requires the CAA to conduct a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) every three years.
The purpose of the CNA is to:
No. All questions in this survey are voluntary and anonymous.
This survey should take about 15- 30 minutes. We understand that this is a relatively long time for a survey. We are offering a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card to those who complete the survey and enter their name or phone number at the end. Your contact information will not be linked with your survey responses in any way.
The survey will run from mid-October-November 2023. Once we have a confirmed end date, it will be available on the website at www.piercecountywa.gov/CNA.
For us to better serve the residents of Tacoma and Pierce County, we need to critically evaluate ourselves, while understanding the assets of the community and their needs. For the 2023 CNA, we're approaching this work with strategies to engage community voices, especially those who are often left out of the process, by partnering with the Metropolitan Development Council (MDC).
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