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.

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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!
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2013-2014 Winter Crisis Program Extended

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

Head Start's Return On Investment

Head Start generates a Return On Investment (ROI) that could make hedge fund managers envious. For
every $1 invested in Head Start, America reaps a ROI ranging from $7 to $9.1 James Heckman, a Nobel
Laureate in Economics at the University of Chicago, recommended to the National Commission on Fiscal
Responsibility and Budget Reform, "Early Head Start and Head Start are programs on which to build
and improve-not to cut."2 Investing in early childhood education programs, such as Head Start, yields
a higher rate of return to society than spending money on secondary education and job training

To read the complete article click here.

NHSA Fiscal Year 2013 Testimony

The National Head Start Association (NHSA) has submitted testimony in support of funding for Head Start and Early Head Start in Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13).
For a copy of the testimony click here.


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