ARIZONA COMMUNITY ACTION ASSN
Strategic Planning and Coordination Supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Arizona has used this grant money to help facilitate strategic planning and coordination activities among the 11 designated Community Action Agencies throughout Arizona. To date, 5 community forums have been held to identify local community needs to inform strategic planning activities undertaken by the agencies. In addition, 6 agencies are in the process of conducting strategic planning sessions with their staff and board. These activities help prepare agencies and communities for the future. Money has also been utilized to help develop consistent data collection and reporting by all 11 agencies. Agencies have been through training on reporting guidelines and are currently implementing a new database system to increase data collection efficieny.