Missouri Association for Community Action is a coalition of community action agencies that have provided two AFI grants since 2001, with the objective of helping low-income Missourians build assets through homeownership, education, and small business development, and increase the likelihood they will become self-sufficient and achieve economic independence.
Missouri Association for Community Action is a network grantee with 18 subgrantees. The association emphasizes homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization, with the goal of assisting low-income residents of Missouri to accumulate assets and gain basic financial education. This grantee has been successful in providing technical assistance to subgrantees, such as developing simplified intake forms, offering a train-the-trainers financial literacy class, and offering one-on-one training.
Missouri Association for Community Action partners with 18 subgrantee community action agencies: Central Missouri Community Action, Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph, Community Services, Inc. of Northwest Missouri, Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, East Missouri Action Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, South Central Missouri Community Action Agency, United Services Community Action Agency, and West Central Missouri Community Action Agency. These subgrantees implement local IDAs.Agency, Inc., Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area, Green Hills Community Action Agency, Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation, Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc., Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency, North East Community Action Corporation, Ozark Action, Inc.,
Assets for Independence Grant History
Missourians Building Assets
63 IDAs have been opened.
102 participants have received financial education.
$270,239 saved by participants.
39 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $1,400,000
Missouri Association for Community Action’s network covers eligible low-income residents in Missouri.
Missouri Association for Community Action
2014 William Street Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 634-2969 www.communityaction.org