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January News

  Community Action Impact Report Today the National Community Action Partnership Office released the Community Action National Impact Report: Building Opportunities for All. The report is designed to tell Community Action's story and impact all across the country. This report amplifies Community Action's promise and shows how different agencies work, from…

December News

Welcome Clinte Cottam! CAP Utah is excited to announce our new Executive Director, Clint Cottam! Clint grew up in St. George where he lived most of his life and recently served as Director of Community Action at Five County Associations of Governments - working with food, transportation, asset development, and…

Tax Season is Almost Here

Housed within CAP Utah is Utah Tax Help, our internal effort to fight poverty through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and other asset development initiatives. The VITA program offers free tax assistance for low to moderate-income families and individuals at tax sites throughout Utah. In 2018, there were…

2013 – 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Estimates

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. The 5-year estimates represent data collected over a period a time on social, economic, demographic, and housing characteristics of the U.S. population. The Census provides reliable statistics that are used to make informed decisions for research…

"Public Charge" Rule and What it Can Do

The “public charge” test has been used to identify people who depend, or may depend, on government assistance for their primary source of financial support. A “public charge” can be used as a grounds for denial for immigrants applying for citizenship. Under the current policy, immigration officers decide if a…

Their Stories: Real-life Impact of Tax Credits on Utah Families

It's hard to believe, but tax season is just a few months away! One of our dedicated staff members, Greg McDonald, has been preparing taxes for hard-working Utahns for over a decade; first as a volunteer and then as one of the staff at CAP Utah. Greg was recently asked…