Around this same time, a group of concerned citizens in the Georgetown area formed the Sussex County Community Action Agency. The group applied for federal recognition of non-profit status and was incorporated on April 12, 1966 thus becoming Delaware's first federally recognized Community Action Agency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.
First State CAA is proud to be a part of the Community Action Agency family. This year marks a major milestone for all CAAs as we commemorate 45 years of serving America's poor and disadvantaged. For more information on CAAs, please visit the National Community Action Partnership website at http://www.communityactionpartnership.com.