Working with Our Youngest to Get Them a Head Start

Serving Our Community with Needed Programs--Sealing Duct Work

Serving our Youth with Inspirational Programs

Enabling our Elderly to Serve our Community

Clinch Valley Community Action has been located in Tazewell County since 1965.  But our programs and services have extended even beyond those borders as we continue our legacy of helping people help themselves.  Our dedicated employees work diligently to ensure not only that CVCA’s services are delivered, but that our community is a better place to live.  Explore our website to see what is available, but more importantly, call or visit with our people so we can help you succeed in your future.

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VHDA and Clinch Valley Community Action opening waiting list to accept Housing Choice Voucher applications

The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and Clinch Valley Community Action (CVCA) will open the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, for Russell and Tazewell counties. The program will take applications ONLINE ONLY from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

CVCA’s waiting list area covers Russell and Tazewell counties. Although, anyone can apply to the waiting list, applicants who live, work or are hired to work in Russell or Tazewell will be ranked higher on the waiting list than those who are outside the two counties.

Applicants will be able to apply beginning at 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on March 24th. The website to apply is  You must apply using a laptop or desktop computer. The application is not compatible with mobile devices. Applicants will receive a confirmation number once their application is submitted. Anyone can apply on behalf of another applicant.  Applications will not be taken by phone, mail or in person. If the applicant is a person with a disability and they require an accommodation in order to apply, please contact the CVCA staff for an appointment during the opening time period.

For more information about the application process, please contact the CVCA staff at 276-988-5583 for assistance.

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Housing Application

Drug and Alcohol Screening Services

CVCA has trained staff that can provide Pre-employment, Random, Post-Accident, and Reasonable Cause screenings at your business or at our office.

New Drug Screening Brochure


Accepting New Senior Companions

“I am needed and I help my clients stay independent in their home…where they want to stay” — This is often said by volunteer companions with the Senior Companion Program.

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CVCA Employment
Camp Joy for 2020 cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

 Camp Joy

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

All summer camps will be canceled for this summer 2020

 We apologize for this measure; we want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy.

We will resume Camp Activity next summer.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Clinch Valley Community Action participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), which is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. All volunteers are IRS certified. If you live in Tazewell County or any of the surrounding communities, you may qualify for this free service. We will electronically file your Federal tax return for you. For Tazewell County residents, we will file your state return through the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. All other state returns will be electronically filed, when possible. We also offer preparation for other states, as well.

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Project Discovery Applications

Applications are being taken for Project Discovery.  Access the application by going to