Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
The AAA was established through the federal Older Americans Act amendments of 1977. The County Board of Supervisors designated DSES as the local agency responsible for the administration of the AAA in 1982. The mission of the AAA is to plan, advocate, and coordinate services for persons 60 years of age and older. Led by a 15 member Advisory Council, planning efforts focus upon home and community based care. Annually, the AAA allocates two million in federal and state funds to local nonprofit organizations serving seniors and their family caregivers.
For more information please go to: www.co.monterey.ca.us/aaa/.
Community Action Partnership
The CAP was established in 1964 during President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” CAP funding today is drawn down through Community Services Block Grants (CSBG). The CAP is designated by the County Board of Supervisors to specifically provide a focal point to coordinate and plan for the provision of community services that support, assist, and empower low-income people and to improve their quality of life. The CAP engages in three major activities to achieve this mission: contracting with nonprofit and public agencies for services – allocating $475,000 annually, collaborating with community stakeholders, and educational community activities.
For more information please go to: http://mcdss.co.monterey.ca.us/cap/.
Other Commissions and Advisory Councils staffed by DSS
Commission on the Status of Women
Veterans Affairs Advisory Commission
Child Abuse Prevention Council
In Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee