Community Action Agency

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

Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)

CSBG is a Self-Sufficiency Case Management Program that 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.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) payments are made directly to FPL for qualified households.

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)

Care to Share

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. Payments are made directly to FPL for qualified households.

Important Information:

  • Required documentation must be presented to receive assistance
  • Documentation requirements are provided in the application
  • Processing of eligible applications may take up to 45 days

Program Applications:
1. LIHEAP APPLICATION -- (PDF) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
2. Step Up For Students K-12 Scholarships -- (PDF)


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

954-357-5025 and Fax: 954-357-5026
Hearing Impaired/TTY: 800-955-8770


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