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Community Assessment Resources

Community Needs Assessment Tool

Purpose of the CNA Tool

CAAP Community Needs Assessment Tool is part of the Engagement Network hub for CAAP.

The Engagement Network is a data-sharing interactional website owned and serviced by the tool’s original developer, the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES). The CAAP hub includes mapping features that can be used with or separate from the Community Needs Assessment report.

CAAP Community Needs Assessment Tool provides background information for the state and counties from over twenty data sources, including federal and state organizations. The CAAP Community Needs Assessment Tool allows agencies to query the database and create a document that serves as a community profile – the quantitative data portion of the needs assessment.  

Only members of the Pennsylvania Community Action network may access it. 

Link to the tool.