In operation since 1965, the Clinton County Community Action Program, Inc. is a local, private, non-profit corporation funded largely by grants obtained from Federal and State sources. The primary goal of Community Action is to help reduce poverty in Clinton County. This is accomplished with a variety of different programs and services that are designed to produce jobs and help ones in need. The agency is governed by a Board of Trustees. There are fifteen members on the board, and all of them are Clinton County residents.