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The Promise of Community Action

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.

The Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. (CAPBMCI, CAPBM, CAP-BM, BMCAP) is a New Hampshire based 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization. The agency was established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. Under this Act over twelve hundred Community Action Agencies (CAA) were established nationwide.

The primary mission of the organization is to work with low-income families, the elderly and individuals with disabilities to assist them in their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent. The Agency accomplished this task by providing a broad array of services that are locally defined, planned and managed.

The agency sponsors and manages seventy-three (73) programs designed to meet the needs of children, families, single parents and the elderly. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs including food and shelter.

The agency is funded by Federal, State, county and local funds (37 cities and towns in Belknap and Merrimack Counties). The agency receives United Way grants, foundation and charitable grant funds, fees for service, private business donations and donations from individuals. The current projected operating budget of the agency is $20,000,000 for the fiscal year 2017.

Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. TDD/TTY Access: RELAY NH 1 800 735-2964