Who Are The Community Action Board?

The Community Action Board (CAB) is a state-mandated body to the Mayor of L.A., City Council, and the Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD) with the goal to provide recommendations for the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds and other programs that serve families living below the poverty line throughout the City.

As a collective of people from different experiences, backgrounds, and expertise, the Community Action Board (CAB)  has the ability to provide thoughtful recommendations on the usage and allocation of funds to the City of Los Angeles that provide the most impact to the residents of Los Angeles.
 

What Does The Community Action Board Do?

CIFD administers federal CSBG funds allocated from the California Department of Community Services and Development to the City of Los Angeles, which are specifically designated for the delivery of anti-poverty services to highly impoverished communities. The Community Action Board (CAB) presents an opportunity for residents, community-based organizations, educational institutions, and businesses serving Los Angeles’ neighborhoods to actively participate and be involved in resolving the negative impacts of poverty.

CAB has a tripartite structure. Membership is composed of representatives from the public (elected officials), individuals currently living in poverty or actively serving that population, and representatives from private sector organizations.

Commissioner Angelica Frias Headshot

Angelika Frias

Chair

Lyndon Salvador - Assistant General Manager, Administrative and Financial Management Division

Lucy Aparicio

Lyndon Salvador - Assistant General Manager, Administrative and Financial Management Division

Aden Binyam

Commissioner Jose Figueroa's Headshot

Jose Figueroa

Commissioner Barbara Harper's Headshot

Barbara Harper

Lyndon Salvador - Assistant General Manager, Administrative and Financial Management Division

Anna Hovasapian

Commissioner Rashi Kallur Headshot

Rashi Kallur

Commissioner Noel Lopez's Headshot

Noel R. Lopez

Lyndon Salvador - Assistant General Manager, Administrative and Financial Management Division

Noel E. Pallais

Lyndon Salvador - Assistant General Manager, Administrative and Financial Management Division

Allison Olson

Commissioner Loretta Randell Headshot

Louretta Randell

Commissioner Del Smith Headshot

Delphert Smith