Wisconsin Community Action Program Association

About the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association

WISCAP’s statewide network of sixteen local Community Action Agencies and two single purpose agencies is uniquely positioned to address the grinding poverty that exists in our rural, urban, and suburban communities alike.

WISCAP serves as a policy review and advocacy forum, a public information network, a training facilitator, an information clearinghouse, and an administrative agency. WISCAP was formed to strengthen and serve community action in Wisconsin. In this role, they:

  • Act as an advocate for low-income households at all levels of government, the private sector, and with the public at-large;
  • Encourage, promote, and stimulate the development of resources which demonstrate progress toward the elimination of poverty;
  • Develop responsive public policy positions and support appropriate action on pending legislation;
  • Promote professional growth and competence of members through training and support;
  • Administer grants and contracts for the purpose of conducting programs in furtherance of the state association’s goals.