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CPCA Announcements

ATTENTION Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Information

Due to the overwhelming demand and lack of remaining funds, Clearfield County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

stopped accepting applications on August 15, 2023

If you have already applied, someone will contact you for information.
For more information:
Central Pennsylvania Community Action, Inc. 
207 East Cherry Street
Clearfield, PA 16830 
Toll-Free: 800-822-2610


“Strengthening communities in Centre and Clearfield counties by helping families and individuals to become self-sufficient.”



Community Action was initially established on November 14, 1965 and was incorporated as Central Pennsylvania Community Action, Inc. (CPCA) on December 14, 1967. The organization embarked on providing services to families and individuals with low to moderate incomes in Centre and Clearfield counties. Today, we have five outreach office locations: Clearfield, Houtzdale, Philipsburg, Bellefonte and Aaronsburg. With locations throughout the two counties, CPCA is able to provide our programs and services to the communities, families and individuals we support.


Helping People. Changing Lives

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At CPCA, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing Affordable Housing by increasing the number of safe and affordable homes through homeowner rehabilitation projects and through obtaining and/or constructing new properties targeting low-income individuals and families. We are always striving to make a difference by helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency.



CPCA provides housing and utility assistance and services to help alleviate homelessness and through providing utility assistance.

Community Service


CPCA is the lead agency for eight (8) food pantries operated in Centre County and nine (9) in Clearfield County, providing oversight for State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) dollars and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) funding. Food Pantry services provide emergency and supplemental food and food stamp application assistance. Income eligibility guidelines for the state or federal food program are 200% of poverty and below.
This program is operated in accordance with the Federal civil rights law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

White Minibuses

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program, also known as MATP, provides non-emergent transportation services to medical appointments for Medical Assistance recipients who do not have transportation available to them. The individual’s county of residence will provide the type of transportation that is the least expensive while still meeting their needs.




At Central PA Community Action, we are dedicated to helping homeowners in our communities lower their utility bills while creating safer, healthier, and more comfortable homes through the following weatherization services:

  • PA Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) CRISIS Program

  • Penelec & West Penn WARM Program

  • National Fuel Gas Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP)

  • National Fuel Gas Emergency Repair/Replace Program

  • UGI - Central Penn Gas Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP)

“For so long as man has lived on this earth, poverty has been his curse. On every continent in every age men have sought escape from poverty’s oppression. Today, for the first time in all the history of the human race, a great nation is able to make and is willing to make a commitment to eradicate poverty among its people.”
Remarks upon signing the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.

Lyndon B. Johnson


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CPCA Inc. is a member of the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP) whose mission is to strengthen, advocate for, and empower the state network of Community Action Agencies to effectively address issues of poverty.

CPCA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

We are firmly committed to the provision of assistance regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, military status, sexual orientation, or marital/family status.

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