Session: National Partner Update
Join national partners CAPLAW, NCAF, and the National Partnership, for a discussion on new updates, training, tools, and resources that can assist the Community Action Network as we demonstrate why “Community Action is Essential”.
For more than 40 years, David Bradley has been one of Washington’s leading advocates on behalf of low-income programs. In 1981, David helped found the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF). As a private non-profit organization funded solely by non-governmental contributions, NCAF represents funding and policy interests of the nation’s 1000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) before Congress and the Executive Branch. David currently acts as NCAF's Chief Executive Officer.
In this role at NCAF, David was the primary architect of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). In an age in which partisan gridlock is too often the norm, David has shown an uncanny ability to make poverty issues a concern to both parties. Most recently, David was able to achieve $1 billion in funding through the CARES Act for CAAs to support their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to CSBG, David’s legislative activities include the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Head Start and job training programs. David also helped power CAPLAW, a legal resource center for the Community Action Agencies (CAA) network and CAPPAC, a Political Action Committee.