San Luis Valley Community Action Agency

The business and purpose of San Luis Valley Community Action Agency is to bolster and assist the low income and poverty population of the San Luis Valley to become self-sufficient, more educated, obtain medical care and maintain good health, provide nutrition, increase education, employment, assist with safe reasonable housing, link them to programs, and help them with income management.

Direction and oversight for the SLVCAA comes from a six-member board made up of elected officials, low-income representatives and members of the community.

Funding for the SLVCAA comes from the state’s annual Community Services Block Grant, administered through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, distributed by formula

based on local poverty statistics and an inverse population density ratio. Local CSGB grantees, like SLVCAA, use the monies to serve low-income residents at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level to stabilize families and/or promote self-sufficiency.

SLVCAA provides financial assistance to four agencies in the Valley that serve the region’s low-income population: La Puente Homeless Shelter, Tu Casa, South Central Seniors, Energy Resource Center and Costilla County Nursing Service.

SLV CAA Community Needs Assessment 2020 

Staff Contact: Kevin Wilkins