About Us

Welcome to the LACE

The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) has been established by  the Community Empowerment Act pursuant to Chapter 50B of Title 12 of the Liberian Code of Laws as of July 22, 2004.

The objectives of the Agency are to improve the living standards of poor communities through the provisions and strengthening of basic social services and to promote a community-based approach in sub-project identification, preparation, implementation, administration and maintenance.

The Agency finances sub-projects of poor communities and disburses to those communities funds provided for them in support of poverty reduction.  The Agency does not implement community sub-projects, but co-operate with communities or other implementing bodies; it assists community-based organizations (CBOs) develop their technical and managerial capabilities in all aspects of sub-project activities.

The Agency is a not-for-profit organization that operates like a private sector entity.  It is autonomous but accountable to the President of the Republic.

The Agency is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, with representatives of Ministries, civil society and development partners.  The Board provides overall policy guidance and formulate policies.  The day to day business of the Agency is run by the Executive Director and his staff, in accordance with the Operation Manual and the Manual of Administrative, Accounting and Financial Procedures of the Age

 

News Updates

“LACE Is Heart-beat of the National Legislature”
Tuesday, 6th October 2015
Tuesday, 6th October 2015
Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, has dedicated the Kerkula Giddings Public School Building in Sanoyea District, after the project met full completion by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE), under the Legislative Support Project (LSP). Full Story