North Dakota Community Action Partnership
Community action agencies were originally established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Today, there are seven community action agencies in North Dakota that provide programs and services in all 53 counties. By combing local, state, private and federal resources, the community action agencies enable low- and moderate-income people of all ages to secure the opportunities they need to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency.
Established in 1976, the North Dakota Community Action Partnership (NDCAP) is a private, nonprofit membership organization representing the seven community action agencies in North Dakota. Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
NDCAP supports the community action agencies across North Dakota, which offer a variety of programs including, but not limited to, budgeting and money management, child care, commodities, emergency assistance, energy assistance, food pantry, Head Start, housing, self-sufficiency, volunteer income tax assistance and weatherization.
NDCAP also has three programs that are administered across the state. The Sportsman Against Hunger Program donates venison and other game to local food pantries. The agency sponsors the Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) Program, which allows participants an opportunity to save for education, homes or business. The transportation coordination program strives to improve the personal mobility options of disadvantaged populations in the state