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Community Assessment Resources

Community Needs Assessment Tool

The CNA Tool Overview

The CAAP Community Needs Assessment (CNA)

This comprehensive tool provides Pennsylvania's Community Action Agencies with the means to:

  • capture information about their community;
  • analyze the data;
  • identify the current challenges that need to be addressed within the community.

Community Action Agencies are required by federal legislation to complete a community needs assessment every three years.

Conducting a Community Needs Assessment allows Community Action to be less reactionary and more visionary in our work within the communities.