About Us

Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA) was founded in 1993 to serve our community in meeting the needs of both young and old in Allen County. After nearly three years of effort by the United Way of Greater Lima, the Black Ministerial Alliance, the City of Lima’s Mayor, and Allen County Commissioners. LACCA was designated as the community action agency for Allen County, Ohio, on February 1, 1994.

Upon opening, LACCA operated two emergency assistance programs, the local Federal Emergency Management Assistance and the Home Energy Assistance Program, with four employees and a budget of $345,000.00. On September 12, 1994, a Micro Enterprise Coordinator was hired and the Allen/Lima Enterprise Assistance Program became the first program created by the new Community Action Agency. In 1995 Head Start became the biggest funded program in the agency serving 422 children.

Public Notice – Specialized Transportation Program

Public Notice – Specialized Transportation Program
The Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA), a private non-profit organization, intends to submit a Proposal for a capital grant under the provision of 49 USC section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act to provide transportation service for the elderly and disabled within Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties. The grant proposal will request 2 vehicles.
LACCA invites comments and proposals from all interested parties, including public and private transportation providers, regarding this project.

Now Hiring

Part-Time Receptionist:
• Possess organizational skills to manage front desk position
• Team orientated
• Conflict resolution skills and be independently motivated to work in an ever-changing environment that can be unpredictable.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Able to handle multi line phone
• Customer Service
• Computer skill a plus

High School Diploma and experience related to the basic functions of the position.

Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license, current vehicle insurance and access to a privately owned vehicle during scheduled work hours. Ability to check electronic mail, entering data into program specific software for required reports and Internet skills are required.

Text Alerts

Winter Crisis Program

Winter is just around the corner. The unseasonably cool summer temperatures have made us uncertain with winter might have in store for Ohioans. LACCA has expanded and is providing utility and other emergency services to Allen, Auglaize, and Mercer counties.
The Winter Reconnect Order (WRO) was issued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The Winter Reconnect Order (WRO) allows a customer to pay $175 in part or in full to their primary or secondary heating provider to maintain services, apply for new services, or restore services that have been completely disconnected. The WRO doesn’t have an income guideline and any regulated utility customer can invoke the WRO with or without coming into the local community action agency.

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School Bus Specifications & Legal Notice


Seal bids will be accepted by Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs until 4:00pm local time on September 19, 2014 for one (1) new bus to be purchased for use by the Lima/Allen County Head Start program. Required is a 30 passenger bus which will meet all local, state and federal transportation regulations and those in particular those related to the transport of 3-5 year old Head Start children. This notice along with the detailed specifications can be found on Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs’ website at www.lacca.org. Bids should be submitted to Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs, attn.: Michele Spradlin, 540 S. Central Ave., Lima, Ohio 45805. The Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs reserve the right to reject any or all bids.

School Bus Specifications, 30 Passenger

Social Media

Did you know that LACCA is also active on Social Media? All of our updates are posted to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and we have our own YouTube Channel!
We also frequently share items of community interest posted by our Facebook Friends!

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Community Survey

The Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs would like your input about the things that are important to our community. L.A.C.C.A. has developed an online survey to ask the community for input about the types of services that are needed to support low and moderate income families as they work to achieve economic security.

Please take a few minutes to visit our website and completed the survey.

Your input is key to our success!

Click HERE To Take Survey