Celebrating our volunters in 2014

Celebrating our volunteers in 2014

A smile from a SMiles rider!

A smile from a SMiles rider


United Way Blount County Ready to deliver for March for Meals

Jennifer Wackerhagen and Taylor

United Way’s Jennifer Wackerhagen and Taylor helping with March for Meals

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Sullivan’s owner Charles Irwine joins March for Meals

Second Harvest bread

Second Harvest contributes bread for commodities day

    Introducing the CSBG Garden Produce for Fitness Program


    March for Meals


    SMiles Receives a National Association of Area Agencies on Aging award!


    Click for Information about Medicare with Part D


    BCCAA is taking LIHEAP applications. Please call 983-8411 to schedule an appointment 9:00-3:00.


    Blount County Community Action Agency

    Helping People. Changing Lives.

    “Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves.”

    Community Action Agencies (CAAs) were founded out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. There are some unique characteristics of CAAs which include:

    • Governance – CAAs are required to have a tripartite governing board composed of an equal number of members from the public sector, private sector, and low income sector.
    • Volunteer Support- CAAs are a major provider of volunteer services in the country.
    • Leveraging of Other Resources- CAAs leverage State, local, and or private donations with their CSBG https://www.ncaf.org/understanding-community-action/what-is-the-community-services-block-grant funding.
    • Innovative Solutions – CAA”s funding give the flexibility to address community needs through their programs.
    • Low Administrative Costs- CAAs average between 7% and 12% in administrative overhead costs.
    • Emergency Responses- CAAs respond quickly when a family or individual is in crisis to avoid long-term problems.
    • Comprehensive Solutions- CAAs provide services to address the full range of family needs.
    • Reach Millions of Americans- CAAs provide services in 96% of the nation’s counties, reaching as many as 20% of Americans living in poverty.

    Information provided by the National Community Action Foundation.