Daniel Boone Community Action Agency (DBCAA), is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation that began as a Community Action Agency on June 1, 1972 for the purpose of eliminating poverty in Clay and Jackson Counties in Kentucky. In October of 1978, DBCAA extended its’ service area to include Laurel and Rockcastle Counties. The overall purpose of Daniel Boone Community Action Agency is to assist area residents in acquiring or gaining self-sufficiency. Over the years DBCAA has achieved this purpose by offering a range of services designed to identify and address community needs. Once needs are identified, DBCAA plans, organizes and involves various partners to ensure that citizens have access to, knowledge of and equal opportunity in programs directed toward low-income individuals and families.