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Your Input is Needed for the ACCORD’s 2022-2024 Community Needs Assessment


Belmont, NY (May 25, 2022) – Through July 1, 2022, ACCORD Corporation is working to collect input about community needs across the county. It is critical that we hear from all community members and invite everyone to participate in a Community Needs Assessment Survey.

The purpose of the 2022-2024 Needs Assessment is to identify current strengths, needs, and ideas for future services in the community. Previous Needs Assessments have identified top needs to be safe and affordable housing, youth programs, child care, access to healthy food, employment, education, and transportation.

Community input will drive the development and improvement of programs and resources that empower and provide individuals, families, and communities the tools and opportunities to become resilient and self-sufficient.

How to Participate: Take the Needs Assessment Survey! This survey aims to capture comprehensive data and information to serve as the basis for ACCORD’s goals, programs, and services provided to individuals, families, and communities for the next 3 years.

ACCORD is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency (CAA), established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. CAAs are a primary source of support for the more than 38 million Americans who suffer from living in poverty. Since 1972, ACCORD has continually expanded the array of programs and services for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Today ACCORD secures approximately $7 million in grant funds each year to provide residents with services including small business, child care referral, domestic violence, emergency food, Head Start, homeless and housing programs. Our work focuses on offering access to opportunities, resources, and services to strengthen individuals, families, and communities. For more information and to view our 2019-2021 Community Needs Assessment, please visit us on the web at

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