Community Needs Assessment
According to Organizational Standards every three years Community Action Agencies must complete a Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Community Action Agencies must collect and include current qualitative and quantitative data specific to poverty and its prevalence related to gender, age, and race/ethnicity for their entire service area. The community assessment should include key findings on the causes and conditions of poverty and the needs of the communities assessed.
From OVCS – The following resources were developed by OVCS for Virginia Community Action Agencies.
- Needs Assessment Overview (PPTX)
- Virginia CSBG Needs Assessment Training updated May 2019 (PDF)
- 2016 Virginia CSBG Needs Assessment Curriculum (PDF)
From the Field – The following resources were found by OVCS staff and others to be helpful resources and templates relating to Needs Assessments