The Human Services Agency acts as the Community Action Agency for the County of San Mateo.

The objective of the San Mateo County Community Action Agency is to provide services and resources that promote and encourage self-sufficiency to the most vulnerable members of the community.

The Community Action Agency partners with the Core Service Agencies.

The Core Service Agencies provide emergency assistance for housing, shelter, food and other safety net needs. View the list of the Core Service Agencies.

Community Action Plan (CAP)

2024-2025 Public Comment Period

The San Mateo County Community Action Agency (CAA) has drafted our bi-annual Community Action Plan (CAP). The CAP includes information about our community’s population, service needs, and our community’s plans regarding Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) grants. This plan is required to be completed every other year by the state, as part of the CSBG grants.

The Community Action Agency is making the 2024-2025 CAP available for review by the public from April 14, 2023 until May 15, 2023. In posting this draft Plan, we will also be opening a 15-day public comment period which will open on Monday, May 1, 2023 and will close on Monday, May 15, 2023

Comments may be submitted by email to

Members of the public can also attend the Community Action Agency public hearing on the Plan. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. in the Bali Room at the Human Services Agency, Building B, located at 400 Harbor Blvd in Belmont.

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Meetings of the Community Action Agency Board

The Community Action Agency is overseen by the Community Action Agency Board, which generally meets quarterly. Meetings are open to the public.

2023 meetings:

February 21, 2023 8:30-10:00 am
Virtual Meeting

Or by phone at 669-444-9171, webinar ID is: 938 2563 6920


May 16, 2023 8:30-10:00 am

This meeting will be held in person at the Human Services Agency, Building B, located at 400 Harbor Boulevard in Belmont.

Meeting Room: Bali Room.


August 22, 2023 8:30-10:00 am

Location to be announced.


November 28, 2023 8:30-10:00 am 
Location to be announced.


For more information about the Community Action Agency, please contact