RENTAL HOUSHOLDS ONLY

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Once Application is Complete, someone from CPCA will contact you for more information.

 
 

CPCA ANNOUNCES VEHICLE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Central Pennsylvania Community Action, Inc., (CPCA) has been awarded CARES Act funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development through the Community Services Block Grant, for the program called the “Vehicle Assistance Program” (VAP).  The program opens on November 8th and will assist consumers with vehicle purchases and other related vehicle issues. The grant will cover Centre and Clearfield counties.

The VAP program will assist individuals under 200% of federal poverty income guidelines.  The program will provide an allotment of up to $2,500 to help purchase a vehicle from a certified car dealership, $1,500 for larger repairs and up to $500 will be provided to perform necessary required services to keep the car running efficiently and legally (i.e. state inspections, insurance, registration). 

For more information regarding this program, please call our Main Office at 814-765-1551 or 800-822-2610.



 

AGENCY COVID-19 PLAN

The goal of Central Pennsylvania Community Action, Inc.’s (CPCA) 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Three-Phase Mitigation Plan is to be ready to respond to and survive the pandemic.  The objective is to protect the health and safety of our staff and community and ensure business continuity while maintaining excellent customer service.

 

OUR MISSION

“Strengthening communities in Centre and Clearfield counties

by helping families and individuals to become self-sufficient.”

HELPING PEOPLE. CHANGING LIVES.


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.

 

2021 COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

The information gathered will assist us in identifying the top needs within our community and
providing programs and services that fit those needs.
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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Helping People. Changing Lives

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

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

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EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING

Through the PA WORK WEAR program, you may qualify for clothing that will enable you to start a new job, go on interviews, clothes for schooling, or other work related function.

Community Service

FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES

CPCA is the lead agency for eight food pantries operated in Centre County and ten 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 eligiblity guidelines for the state or federal food program are 150% 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.

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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program, also known as MATP, provides transportation 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.

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WEATHERIZATION SERVICES

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:

  • Weatherization Program

  • Weatherization LIHEAP Crisis

  • WARM Program

  • WARM Plus Program

 

“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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