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Tip Sheet: CAP Agencies    

 

What are CAP agencies?

Community Action Programs (CAP) assist people with a variety of programs including housing, fuel assistance, transportation, and other basic needs. The mission of the CAP agencies is to develop and implement comprehensive approaches to addressing the root causes and consequences of poverty by means of locally determined plans of action that result from collaborative efforts of low income people, public sector officials and private sector representatives working together. CAPs are community based networks for social and economic development.

What do CAP agencies do?

Here is a listing of all CAP agencies, as well as a sample of what these agencies have to offer. Please contact your local agency for more information.

Sample of projects and services in communities:

  • Child care program
  • Fix ME Home Improvement program
  • Keeping Seniors Home
  • Weatherization projects
  • Affordable ownership homes
  • Temporary homeless assistance
  • Home-based or micro business loan programs
  • Incubator without walls project
  • Headstart and pre-school program
  • Family development projects
  • Job Training and GED completion
  • Home energy assistance
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program
  • Religious Community Volunteers for Elderly and Disabled People

Where are the CAP agencies in each county?

Aroostook County

  • Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP)
    P.O. Box 1116
    444 Main Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    voice: (800) 432-7881 or (207) 764-3721
  • ACAP
    87 W. Main Street
    Fort Kent, ME 04743
    voice: (207) 834-5135
  • ACAP
    91½ Military Road
    Houlton, ME 04730
    voice: (207) 532-9526
  • ACAP
    66 Fox Street
    Madawaska, ME 04756
    voice: (207) 728-6345

Knox County

  • Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP)
    P.O. Box 808
    4 Union Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
    voice: (207) 596-0361

Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties

  • Coastal Economic Development Corp. (CED)
    38 Wing Farm Parkway
    Bath, ME 04530
    voice: (800) 221-2221 or (207) 442-7963

Androscoggin and Oxford Counties

  • Community Concepts, Inc. (CCI)
    P.O. Box 278
    16-19 Market Square
    South Paris, ME 04281
    voice: (207) 743-7716
  • CCI
    2 Court Street
    Auburn, ME 04210
    voice: (207) 795-4065

Somerset and Kennebec Counties

  • Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP)
    P.O. Box 1529
    97 Water Street
    Waterville, ME 04903
    voice: (207) 873-2122
  • KVCAP
    Route 7 Box 1103
    Augusta, ME 04330
    voice: (207) 622-4761
  • KVCAP
    50 Water Street
    Skowhegan, ME 04976
    voice: (800) 452-8227 or (207) 474-8487
    website: http://www.kvcap.org/

Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties

  • Penquis Community Action Program (PCAP)
    262 Harlow Street
    P.O. Box 1162
    Bangor, ME 04402-1162
    voice: (207) 973-3500
  • PCAP
    119 Main Street
    Lincoln, ME 04457
    voice: (207) 794-3093
    website: http://www.penquiscap.org/

Cumberland County

  • Peoples Regional Opportunity Program(PROP)
    510 Cumberland Avenue
    Portland ME 04101
    voice: (207) 874-1140 or toll-free (Maine only): (800) 698-4959
    TTY: (207) 874-1013
    fax: (207) 874-1155
    website: http://www.propeople.org

Waldo County

  • Waldo County Committee for Social Action (WCCSA)
    P.O. Box 130
    9 Field Street Suite 435
    Belfast, ME 04915
    voice: (207) 338-6809 or (800) 498-3025

Washington and Hancock Counties

  • Washington-Hancock Community Agency (WHCA)
    P.O. Box 280
    Corner of Maine and Maple
    Milbridge, ME 04658-0280
    voice: (207) 546-7544

Franklin County

  • Western Maine Community Action (WMCA)
    P.O. Box 200, Church Street
    East Wilton, ME 04234
    voice: (207) 645-3764
    website: http://www.wmca.org/

York County

  • York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC)
    P.O. Box 72
    11 Cottage Street
    Sanford, ME 04073
    voice: (207) 324-5762
    Biddeford: (207) 283-144
    Kittery: (207) 748-1766
    Waterboro: (207) 247-3665

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