About San Diego County’s Community Action Partnership
San Diego County’s Community Action Partnership (CAP) is the region’s Community Action Agency. Established in 1964 as part of the Economic Opportunity Act, Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. San Diego County’s CAP administers programs for low-income individuals, families and communities that promote the vision of Live Well San Diego to improve the health, safety and quality of life for all county residents.
CAP is administratively located under the Health and Human Services Agency, Office of Strategy and Innovation of the County of San Diego. CAP administers the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Refugee Employment Services (RES) allocations for the San Diego region.
"Community action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."
"To empower economically disadvantaged individuals and families, including refugees, to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency and well-being."
Community Action Board:
The Community Action Board (CAB) advises the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the Health and Human Services Agency concerning CAP programs. CAB meets once a month, scheduled regularly on the second Thursday between 3:30 and 5:00 pm.
If you are interested in learning more about CAB or applying for a seat, click the link below or call (619) 338-2799 for more information.
Community Action Partnership contracts with various agencies for the following programs:
Community Action Plan 2016-2017
Every two years CAP works with members of the community through public hearings and needs assessments to develop a two year strategic plan to fight poverty in San Diego County.
Refugee Plan 2013-2016
CAP and Refugee Services work together to link Family Self-Sufficiency Program Services to Refugees.
For additional services offered through the Health and Human Services Agency, please click on the link below:
For more information on CAP and Refugee Services, please send us an email or call 619-338-2799.