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Board of Directors

Tripartite Board Composition and Selection

Since 1968, local Community Action Agencies have been required to have tripartite governing boards to gain and retain designation as eligible entities and to receive Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding. Effective tripartite boards reflect and promote the unique anti-poverty leadership, action, and mobilization responsibilities assigned by law to Community Action Agencies. Boards are responsible for assuring that agencies continue to assess and respond to the causes and conditions of poverty in their community, achieve anticipated family and community outcomes, and remain administratively and fiscally sound.

The nature of poverty and our nation's response to it continues to evolve. Many Community Action Agencies are in the process of passing the baton to a new generation of leaders. In these dynamic changing times, tripartite boards help preserve community action focus, effectiveness, and accountability.



Tennessee Association of Community Action: Helping People. Changing Lives.

TACA works to strengthen its members as they work to build a stronger Tennessee through comprehensive anti-poverty plans and strategies.

Tennessee Association of
Community Action
800 2nd Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37201

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