The purpose of the Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) is to provide assistance to Community Action Agencies for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient. The CSBG program is made up of Emergency Stabilization Programs, Family Development Projects, and Community Programs funded by the State of Missouri Community Services Block Grant Unit. All programs are subject to income eligibility guidelines.
Our crisis funds are set aside to help clients through an immediate emergency. These funds are typically a one-time service that helps clients get back on their feet.
Thousands of families contact CAPNCM for help paying past-due heating and cooling bills. We help households avoid disconnections, pay off balances, afford propane, and even buy wood for their stoves. We also offer a limited number of air conditioners and/or infrared heaters to elderly or disabled persons in dire need. (see also...)
Information & Presentations
To get our message out and share information with residents of our 9-county area about all of our programs and services, CAPNCM sets up a booth at numerous fairs and events to hand out brochures and applications, as well as answer questions and visit face to face with the public.
CAPNCM will be working closely with local FSD agencies to provide emergency backpacks to displaced children.
Download a "cheat sheet" of CSBG programs.
View current poverty guidelines.
Open to both traditional and non-traditional students planning to continue their education, the CAPNCM scholarship will be available to full-time, income-qualified residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, or Sullivan counties.
Each month, our agency offers educational classes to our clients. Our workshops are designed to educate and empower low-income families, giving them the tools to overcome poverty. We cover topics like managing money, basic hygiene, water conservation, and keeping a clean home.
Senior Tax Funds
Help for the Elderly Our service center also utilizes what are known as “Senior Tax Funds” to help individuals who are over the age of 60. These funds are available in Harrison, Daviess, Grundy, Putnam, and Livingston counties only. Each County Tax Board stipulates what their particular funds can be used for and so assistance offered varies by county.
Community Partnership Funds
The Community Partnership Funds program directly supports the mission of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) which is “CAPNCM offers services to individuals to become self-sufficient by empowering them to obtain the resources need to build strong families and communities.” We are focused on building partnerships to advance initiatives, programs, and projects that improve our communities.
This program is designed to provide funding and assistance to groups, organizations, and companies that serve low-income individuals and/or families. Our hope is these funds will utilize the strengths and diversity of our community partners to build strong communities.
The Offender Empowerment Program seeks to assist offenders in finding and retaining gainful employment and securing housing, helping them to once again become productive members of society. Offenders will receive individualized coordinated case management services and a mentoring component. This approach will analyze an offender’s educational and environmental skill sets, as well as employability. Offenders will be selected and referred by area Probation & Parole offices to the Offender Empowerment Program for development of an individualized case management plan. This will allow customized supports to be in place to promote self-sufficiency through improved/enhanced skill sets. Offenders possessing improved employability skills will help strengthen themselves, their families, and ultimately the communities in which they reside.
In addition, our hope and belief is that community members will become more actively involved in the re-integration of the offenders back into their communities. This can be accomplished through development of employment worksites and securing or locating resources across our service area. This positive integration between community partners and offenders will help strengthen linkages and encourage offenders to become vested in the communities where they reside; ultimately strengthening both the social and human capital within the counties of the CAPNCM region.