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 who 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.
Each of the seven Community Action Agencies across North Dakota offer a wide variety of programs to serve those in need 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.
Eligibility for most programs is based on either federal or state income guidelines. These guidelines vary from program to program and intake forms are used to determine client eligibility. All programs serve low- and moderate-income individuals and families, senior citizens, and others in crisis situations.
Each agency offers unique programming based on the needs in their community; please inquire with the agency in your area to see what programs are offered.
Established in 1976, the North Dakota Community Action Partnership is a private, non-profit membership organization representing the seven Community Action Agencies in North Dakota.