Community Action Partnership


General Overview

Five County Association of Government’s Community Action Partnership (CAP) stabilizes and empowers low-income households in moving towards self-sufficiency. This is done by leveraging Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding with other federal, state, and private funding sources to build partnerships with faith-based, public, non-profit, and for-profit entities; identify and meet changing community needs; and engage community members (including through volunteerism).

Programs and funding are based off community need assessments and oversight by the Five County Human Services Council (a tri-partite board consisting of equal representation of elected, private-sector, and low-income representatives). Please contact Kimberly Cooper at if you’re interested in serving on the tri-partite board.

Applying for Assistance:

Eligibility for many of these programs are at the 125% federal poverty guideline. Check each program for eligibility.

For instance, food pantry and VITA assistance have much higher income eligibility than transportation, housing, and employment support assistance. Some programs are open to all,  Court Ordered Community Service.

Update: Many programs now have eligibility up to 200% federal poverty guideline until March 31, 2022.

Community Needs Assessment

Five County Association of Governments – Community Action is collecting input on the needs of families and communities. This will help us address problems in Southwest Utah (Beaver, Kane, Garfield, Iron, and Washington Counties) and direct funding accordingly.

for a paper copy of the survey, see below: