Community Action Agency (CAA)

Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center
900 N.W. 31st Avenue
Suite 3100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Broward County Transit Bus Routes 9, 22, 81
Phone: 954-357-5025
Hearing Impaired/TTY: 800-955-8770
Fax: 954-357-5026

The Broward County Community Action Agency (CAA) provides assistance to low income Broward County residents through two federally funded programs.

The CSBG funded Self-Sufficiency Case Management Program assists individuals and families in setting goals, learning skills and accessing services they need to become self-sufficient. Services provided include education, training, books, tools, child care, and bus passes. Clients are accepted on the basis of income (125% of poverty level or below) and the desire to achieve.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low income Broward County residents (150% of federal poverty level or below). (LIHEAP) applicants may receive yearly electric assistance from $150.00 to $900.00 depending on their income and eligibility. 

2016 HHS 125% and 150% Poverty Guidelines - 48 Contiguous States and D.C.

Family Unit Size 125% Poverty Guideline 150% Poverty Guideline
1 $14,850 $17,820
2 $20,025 $24,030
3 $25,200 $30,240
4 $30,375 $36,450
5 $35,550 $42,660
6 $40,725 $48,870
7 $45,913 $55,095
8 $51,113 $61,335
For each additional person, add $5,200 $6,240

 

Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines
Federal Register / Vo. 81, No. 15/ Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices
-- (PDF)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) payments are made directly to FPL for qualified households. CAA also administers Care to Share funds from FPL which are used to supplement LIHEAP funding when these funds have been exhausted. Care to Share eligibility criteria requires that households have a crisis situation and a plan in place to maintain self-sufficiency.

LIHEAP APPLICATION -- (PDF) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Step Up For Students K-12 Scholarships -- (PDF)

NOTE:

  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PRESENTED TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
    Documentation requirements are provided in the application
  • THE PROCESSING OF ELIGIBLE APPLICATIONS MAY TAKE UP TO 45 DAYS

Call 954-357-5025 to determine if LIHEAP applications are being accepted at this time.

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