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Grant Renewal - CCAA Head Start Program is receiving over $6M in funding

Caddo Parish has received a grant in the amount of $6,294,847.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start.  The grant will fund the Head Start/Early Head Start Program from July 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.  The grant will then be awarded annually for a 12-month period for the next five years beginning February 1, 2017. The grant was awarded based on the joint application that was submitted by the Parish and CCAA.

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New Classroom Computers

CCAA Head Start Program acquired new computers for each classroom in August 2016 through Hatch Early Learning. Head Start purchased 87 computers and 2 were donated by Hatch Early Learning. The teachers were able to benefit from training provided by Hatch Early Learning from August 17 - 19, 2016.

The Hatch’s All-in-One computer is designed for the preschool classroom with kid-friendly touchscreen hardware preloaded with iStartSmart learning software that builds early math and literacy skills. It monitors child progress as children play, showing administrators and teachers each child’s progress in skill development.



CCAA Building Improvements

During the summer of 2016, Caddo Community Action Agency (CCAA) has been busy with building improvements. Completed projects include a new parking lot, an outdoor digital billboard and a refinished gym floor.

The Caddo Parish Commission provided the funding to complete two building improvements located at Hersey D. Wilson Adminstrative Complex and Head Start Center. In late June 2016, the funding allowed for the gym floor to be refinished and in July 2016, a new parking lot was paved. CCAA purchased an outdoor digital billboard and it was installed in late August 2016.

These building improvements impact the CCAA and Head Start Center staff, parents, students and the community.

Caddo Community Action Agency, Inc.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Caddo Community Action Agency, Inc. to stimulate a better focusing of all available local, state, private, and federal resources upon the goal of enabling the poor, the low-income families, and low-income individuals, in rural and urban areas of Caddo Parish, to attain skills, knowledge, and motivations to secure the opportunities needed to achieve self-sufficiency.

Caddo Community Action Agency Head Start/Early Head Start

Annual Report to the Public





Caddo Parish Commission

The Caddo Parish Commission is the grantee for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

Taking Applications

Need help with your electric and gas bill?

You may be eligible for crisis or non-crisis assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program.

Non-crisis applications are taken on
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
From 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By appointment only

Crisis applications are taken on
Tuesday & Thursday

Applications are taken at the the following locations:

David Raines Community Service Center
Lakeside Community Service Center

Caddo Community Action Agency is also taking applications for the following Assistance Programs:

Shreveport Water Assistance Program (SWAP) and
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Need Help Paying your Water Bill?

Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements to receive assistance from the Shreveport Water Assistance Program.

Community Programs

Caddo Community Action Agency changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes Caddo a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Please take advantage of our Community Programs:

Community Service Centers

Free Tax Services
Click for Locations and Times
(One location is still available until October 2016)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Shreveport Water Assistance Program (SWAP)

Material Center/Food Bank

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Housing Counseling

Head Start (3-5 Years of Age)

Early Head Start (0-3 Years of Age)

In accordance with the funding source guidelines, clients/applicants are required to provide CCAA with proof of income in order to receive assistance from these programs.