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Tennessee's Community Action Agencies

Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today, there are approximately 1,200 Community Action Agencies in the United States.

The service areas of Community Action Agencies cover 96% of the nation’s counties and 100% of Tennessee’s counties. The following is a list of Community Action Agencies throughout Tennessee. Eligibility for services is income-based and services must be provided by the Community Action Agency in the county in which you live.

  • Emergency Services
  • Education, including Head Start and Early Head Start Food and Nutrition (including WIC)
  • Family Development
  • Employment/Employment Training
  • Income Management
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Health Care

For more information,call the Community Action Agency in your county:

  • ANDERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION
    (423) 457-5500
    County Served: Anderson
  • BLOUNT COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
    (423) 983-8411
    County Served: Blount
  • BRADLEY-CLEVELAND COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY
    (423) 479-4111
    County Served: Bradley
  • CANEY FORK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    (931) 473-3194
    Counties Served: DeKalb, Cannon, Warren, Van Buren
  • CHATTANOOGA HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
    (423) 757-5551
    County Served: Hamilton
  • CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
    (931) 648-5774
    County Served: Montgomery
  • CORDELL HULL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNTIY CORPORATION
    (615) 666-2992
    Counties Served: Macon, Clay, Jackson, Smith
  • DELTA HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
    (901) 476-5226
    Counties Served: Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette
  • DOUGLAS-CHEROKEE ECONOMIC AUTHORITY
    (423) 587-4500
    Counties Served: Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Sevier, Cocke, Monroe
  • HIGHLAND RIM ECONOMIC CORPORATION
    (931) 289-4101
    Counties Served: Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson
  • KNOXVILLE-KNOX COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE
    (423) 546-3500
    County Served: Knox
  • METROPOLITAN ACTION COMMISSION
    (615) 862-8860
    County Served: Davidson
  • MID-CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
    (615) 453-2243
    Counties Served: Robertson, Sumner, Trousdale, Cheatham, Wilson, Williamson, Rutherford
  • MID-EAST COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
    (423) 354-0450
    Counties Served: Roane, Loudon
  • MOUNTAIN VALLEY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AUTHORITY
    (423) 691-2551
    Counties Served: Scott, Campbell, Union,Claiborne, Morgan
  • NORTHWEST TENNESSEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
    (731) 364-3228
    Counties Served: Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry, Dyer, Gibson, Carroll, Benton, Crockett
  • SHELBY COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY
    (901) 545-4630
    County Served: Shelby
  • SOUTH CENTRAL HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
    (931) 433-7182
    Counties Served: Hickman, Perry, Lewis,Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln, Moore, Franklin
  • SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
    (423) 949-2191
    Counties Served: Grundy, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, Marion, Polk
  • SOUTHWEST HUMAN RESOURCEAGENCY
    (901) 989-5111
    Counties Served: Haywood, Madison, Henderson, Chester, Decatur, Hardemon, McNairy, Hardin
  • UPPER CUMBERLAND HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
    (931) 528-1127
    Counties Served: Pickett, Overton, Fentress, Putnam, White, Cumberland
  • UPPER EAST TENNESSEE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
    (423) 246-6180
    Counties Served: Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson,Greene, Washington, Carter, Unicoi