About Us

The concept of Community Action was developed nationally and implemented across Maine in the 1960’s with the belief that locally controlled and governed organizations are best suited to address the needs of the poor within our communities.  40 years later, a remarkable network of 10 Community Action Agencies (CAPs) stretching statewide is the heart of Maine’s constant and unwavering efforts to address the causes and conditions of poverty so prevalent in our communities.

Here are a few of our recent achievements:

Our Neighbors

201,000 individuals were helped at 173 service sites throughout the state

2,700 children were enrolled in Head Start

70,000 families received Fuel Assistance (estimated through June ’09)

39 Million miles were driven by our transportation programs

1,004 homes were weatherized and 4,000 homes will be weatherized in
’09 – ‘10

352 homes underwent repairs

109 families were helped to become new homeowners

39 new homes were built for lower income families

Our Economic Value

1,954 people were employed by Maine Community Actions for a total payroll (with benefits) of $61 Million

$4.7 Million – estimated expenditure for new homes built

$6.9 Million – estimated expenditure for home repairs and weatherization

$28 Million – estimated private investment for 224 affordable rental apartments

$170 Million – annual statewide expenditures

6.80% – annual average administrative cost


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