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Community Action Agencies are nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.
The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.
Community Action Agencies try to ensure that the assistance goes to the least fortunate. The agency helps with free financial help for paying bills, applications to public benefits, and other expenses. They also offer financial support to senior citizens, disabled, unemployed, and households living in poverty.
If you are stressed and dealing with a short term financial hardship, be sure to stop by or call your local community action agency for assistance. Community action agencies may help with the following, please check for available with the agency directly.
- Help for preventing homelessness.
- Pre-School Scholarship Program
- Foreclosure Prevention Programs
- Home repair programs, including low interest loans.
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Job training and placement.
- Mortgage, housing, and credit counseling services
- Childcare for poor working parents
- Head Start programs for children.
- Emergency Food and Shelter Program
- Free food and meals
- Job Development, Training and Computer Literacy Services
- Home Energy Assistance Program.
- Weatherization Assistance Program
- Home Ownership Planning Education
- Prescription Drug Assistance Vouchers
- Rental Assistance program
- Transportation & Aging centers for seniors
BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
Address – 60 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Telephone: (802) 775-0878
Covers both Rutland and Bennington.
Examples of programs include heating bill help from LIHEAP and crisis funds as well as weatherization. The Vermont non-profit also offers emergency funds or loans to pay rent to prevent homelessness, landlord mediation, free food, and outreach.
Location of BROC include the following.
- Rutland Office, 60 Center Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701, 802-775-0878
- Bennington Office, 332 Orchard Road, Bennington, VT 05201, telephone 802-447-7515
Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc.
Location is 195 US Rt. 302-Berlin
Barre, Vermont 05641-2267
Telephone: (802) 479-1053
Low income families in Washington, Lamoille and Orange can apply to this non-profit.
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
P.O. Box 1603
Burlington, VT 05402-1603
Covers the regions and counties of Chittenden, Franklin, and Addison Grand Isle. The main community action agency for the state. Apply for heating bill assistance/LIHEAP, emergency housing assistance, and food. Other programs in high demand include Head Start and food stamps.
Northeast Kingdom Community Action, Inc.
70 Main Street, P.O. Box 346
Newport, VT 05855
Call (802) 334-7316
Counties covered include Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
91 Buck Drive
Westminster, Vermont 05158
Telephone number – (802) 722-4575
Windham and Windsor County.
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