As part of enhancing program development, Community Action of Nebraska collects and compiles data for the State and Regional Community Assessment Report. Through this assessment, CAN aims to discover the most pressing challenges Nebraskans face so that Community Action Agencies will be better equipped to address those challenges.
Agencies use these results to assist in the evaluation of their programs and services as well as make revisions to better fit the needs of their communities. In addition, CAN manages the statewide database, which helps agencies collect information to assess the needs of people who come to them for assistance.
CAN provides training and technical assistance for staff in Nebraska’s Community Action Agencies on a wide variety of topics, requested specifically by individual agencies and through an annual statewide survey. Training is provided via webinar, conference call or in person and is facilitated by CAN staff or through professional partnerships.
CAN provides a statewide voice for people in poverty and advocates for legislation at the local, state and federal levels that moves individuals and families toward their goals.
Community Action of Nebraska is funded by Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funds through the State of Nebraska and the Regional Performance Innovation Consortium (RPIC) VII, as well as contractual agreements, membership dues and community support.
In 2017, Community Action Agencies in Nebraska served 84,585 people.
14,064 without health insurance
8,842 people with disabilities
All Community Action Agencies work to fulfill the Promise of Community Action: