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The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) is a private, non-profit organization which serves as an advocate and lobbyist for low-income programs. Founded in 1981, NCAF members are Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and State and regional associations of CAAs. NCAF is governed by an elected, volunteer board of Directors.
NCAF works closely with Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, and a variety of public interest groups to maintain adequate funding for CAA programs and to shape future policy directions. NCAF works on a broad range of issues, including: the Community Services Block Grant, welfare reform, Head Start, child care, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, workforce development, housing and shelter for the homeless, health, nutrition, tax and income policy, and energy conservation programs.