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The Greater Anchorage Area Community Action Agency, Inc. (GAACAA) began operations in 1966. The activities of the Agency included: providing job training and legal and health services to low income families and individuals; community planning in low income areas; promotion and coordination of local, state, and federal programs for assistance to low income families and the elderly; and planning and evaluating long-range strategies for overcoming poverty in the community. The GAACAA operated and administered several social service and community programs including: a Neighborhood Service System which operated multi-service centers in Spenard, Willow Park, Fairview, and other areas; two senior citizen centers in Anchorage and Chugiak; an alcoholism program; an emergency food program; and a Headstart Program for underprivileged pre-school children.

The collection consists of a grant funding package for GAACAA program year "E" 1971-1972. this funding package includes administrative records, policy documents, funding allocation proposals, bylaws, personnel records, job descriptions, salary schedules, equipment inventories, and other records. There is also a separate grant funding package for the GAACAA's Headstart Program for program year "E". It includes a memorandum of agreement between the GAACAA and the Department of Health Education and Welfare/Office of child Development, personnel regulations, expenditure plans, a program outline, salary schedules, equipment inventories, and other records.

These papers were transferred to the archives from the UAA Library's Technical Services Department.