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Community Action Programs

Community assistance programs help improve living conditions for low-income households and encouraging self-reliance. 

The services for these programs are provided by other agencies within your local community, known as Community Action Program agencies (CAP). These programs help eligible individuals with Emergency Food Assistance, Home Energy Assistance, Telephone Service Assistance, and Weatherization Assistance, and fostering partnerships among certain service providers and low-income families.

Learn more about each program below:


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) - provides food baskets to eligible households.

Learn more about TEFAP.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - helps eligible low-income families pay a portion of the costs for heating their homes in Idaho's winter months. Energy conservation education is also available.

Learn more about LIHEAP.


Idaho Telephone Service Assistance Program (ITSAP)

Idaho Telephone Service Assistance Program (ITSAP) - helps eligible low-income families pay for basic telephone service installation costs or monthly costs for basic residential phone service.

Learn more about ITSAP.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) - helps eligible low-income families conserve energy, save money, and improve living conditions by repairing or replacing heat sources (heaters, furnaces, etc.), installing insulation, weather stripping, and caulking around windows and doors.

Learn more about WAP.