Who We Are

Mission & History

Established in 1976, the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota is a private, non-profit membership organization representing the seven Community Action Agencies in North Dakota.

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 combining 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. 

We serve the collective interests of our members and the low-income population of the state through representation and education.

 

Individuals Served by the North Dakota Community Action Network


2014 2015 2016 2017
People with Low-Income 27,138 24,564 11,269 TBD
Children 8,477 8,712 1,465 TBD
People with Disabilities 3,151 2,809 2,500 TBD
Senior Citizens 4,414 3,827 3,325 TBD
People who lacked health insurance 9,343 7,480 2,879 TBD
Veterans Experiecing Homelessness (SSVF) N/A N/A 320 335
Homes Weatherized 521 462 570 600
Emergency Furnance 949 1,189 1,093 766
Cooling 112 198 185 170

Outcomes: Self-Sufficiency and Community Revitalization


2014 2015 2016 2017
Employment for Work Suppports 7,293 7,228 7,117 TBD
Economic Asset Enhancement and Utilization 1,407 1,461 1,411 TBD
Child and Family Development 18,793 19,942 20,810 TBD
Independent Living for Low-Income Vulnerable Populations 6,040 5,095 4,184 TBD
Family Stability 4,995 4,796 6,284 TBD
Emergency Assistance 41,230 40,308 9,824 TBD
Community Opportunities and Resources 3,041 2,552 2,621 TBD
Community Empowerment 2,636 1,680 1,553 TBD
Who We Are
  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • NASCSP
    NASCSP
  • Community Action Program Legal Services