The Scott Carver Dakota Community Action Partnership (CAP) Agency utilizes a comprehensive service delivery method, which allows us to work in partnership with the communities we serve. We work with individuals and families to understand all of their needs and then provide programs and services to ensure they are successful in achieving economic and social well-being. The comprehensive service delivery method provides a single point of entry for all services and programs, comprehensive assessment, joint case planning & management, and co-location of services.

We offer 26 programs and services to individuals of all ages living in Scott, Carver and Dakota counties. These include:

Scott Carver Dakota Community Action Partnership education programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. They engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational and literacy goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs. These include:

  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start

Energy Programs
These programs assist individuals and families to heat their homes and ensure they are as energy efficient as possible. They include:

  • Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Conservation Improvement Program (CIP)
  • Energy Related Repair (ERR)

Family Services
These programs ensure that children never go without the care they deserve by providing childcare services and education to parents. They include:

  • Childcare Resources & Referral (CCR&R)
  • Crisis Nursery
  • Carver & Dakota Healthy Families

Food & Nutrition
These programs ensure that all individuals and families have access to healthy food that supports sound nutrition. They include:

  • Food Shelf
  • Food Support Outreach
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)


Senior Services
These programs are provided to individuals 60+ and offer nutrition, home and yard maintenance services. They include:

  • Chore
  • Senior Nutrition
  • Meals on Wheels

Community Services
These services provide individuals and families with assistance when it is most needed. Community services include:

  • Hope for the Holidays
  • Backpack Distribution
  • Toy Distribution
  • Thrift Shop

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