Who We Are

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Incorporated in 1978, the Vermont Community Action Partnership (VCAP) is the state association for Vermont’s five Community Action Agencies.  These Agencies operate through federal, state and private funding to provide programs and services to Vermonters with low or moderate income.   We were established through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson and came into being in 1965 through the first state Office of Economic Opportunity in the nation created under Governor Philip Hoff.   We continue to work hand and hand with the Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity and the Vermont Legislature.

Through our strong partnership with federal, state agencies, community based organizations and other mission minded partnerships, we work to address the causes and the conditions of poverty in Vermont.

On the front line of poverty, through short and long term strategies, VCAP and the Vermont Community Action Agencies are recognized leaders in providing individuals, families and communities with the tools, skills and vision for needed economic, racial, social and environmental justice.


Our impact in 2020 providing services to:

  • 52,499 Vermonters with low income
  • 25,758 Vermont households
  • 4,590 Vermonters of color
  • 1,070 Vermont Veterans
  • 2,936 Vermont Seniors
  • 9,059 Vermonters with disabilities
  • 1,516 Vermonters experiencing homelessness