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Celebrate 60 years of impactful work with Community Action Partnerships! This blog post highlights 60 ways you can contribute to the fight against poverty and support community empowerment. From volunteering and donations to educating yourself and advocating for policy change, discover how you can make a difference in your community. Join us in honoring six decades of dedication to creating opportunities and transforming lives.

Celebrate 60 years of impactful work with the Community Action Partnership as we reflect on our journey from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to today's efforts in Utah. This blog post explores the milestones, legislative achievements, and the evolution of strategies that have empowered communities and individuals to overcome poverty. Join us in honoring a legacy of hope, opportunity, and resilience, and learn how CAP Utah continues to fight for a more equitable society. Discover how you can be part of this ongoing mission to inspire hope and advance opportunity for all Utahns.

Discover the life-changing impact of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services through the stories of Utah families in our latest blog post. From overcoming financial hardship to securing essential needs for their children, these testimonials highlight the crucial support provided by CAP Utah's member agencies. Learn how the CTC and VITA services are not just financial aids but beacons of hope for those in need. Whether you're seeking assistance or know someone who could benefit, find out how to access these vital services and ensure every family in Utah has the opportunity to thrive.

Navigate the intricacies of engaging with the Utah Legislature in our latest blog. Discover effective strategies for influencing poverty-related legislation, both in and out of session. From building relationships with representatives to participating in public hearings and advocacy campaigns, we provide practical steps and essential resources to amplify your voice. Whether you're writing letters, making calls, or attending town hall meetings, this guide empowers you to advocate for change and contribute to ending poverty in Utah. Join us in making a lasting impact in our communities.

Discover meaningful ways to support your Utah community this holiday season with our guide, '10 Ways to Combat Poverty in Utah.' From volunteering at local food banks to fulfilling wishlists for children and seniors, this blog offers a variety of opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of those facing poverty. Learn how you can contribute to local initiatives like CAP Utah, Bear River Association of Governments, and more, and see how your efforts can bring joy and relief to families in need across the state. Join us in spreading holiday cheer and making a lasting impact in our communities.

Explore the critical role of the Utah Diaper Distribution Demonstration Project in addressing diaper need among low-income families. This blog covers the project's innovative approach to providing diaper assistance, and its broader impact on economic stability and health in Utah. Learn how you can get involved, whether by seeking assistance, donating, volunteering, or spreading awareness. Join CAP Utah in their mission to ensure every family has access to essential diapering supplies.

The Affordable Connectivity Program.

Grow your future in the beautiful mountains, deserts, and national parks of Utah. Join Utah’s poverty-fighting network in working towards digital equity in Rural Utah.

From the Wasatch Front to red rock country, Utahns agree that not many things are more important than our families, our kids, and our communities. We all want to do all we can to make the best possible future for them and for this state that we love.

But too often our political leaders think that what we want most is more tax cuts. They've passed, on average, $100 million of new tax breaks every year for nearly 40 years. Needless to say, most folks like paying less in taxes, but these tax breaks now add up to $4 billion dollars that we don't have available every year to invest in education, infrastructure, clean air, and other critical foundations of Utah's future prosperity and quality of life.

The Invest in Utah's Future Coalition is comprised of Utahns from every part of our state working together to focus public attention on how we can create a better future when we decide -- together -- to invest in Utah's future.

The US Department of Homeland Security's new Public Charge Rule goes into effect today. Learn more about how the public charge rule.

Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country stepped up during the pandemic - as families experienced uncertainty with their jobs, housing, education, health, social connections, and finances. Utah's 9 CAAs are no different! Learn more about how the statewide network supported families and communities in Utah during the pandemic.

It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. This free simulation provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget.

Heater Lester, Landlord Tenant mediator at Utah Community Action (AKA Salt Lake Community Action Partnership), was one of six Community Action Champions recognized for their work at the 2022 Region 8 Community Action Partnership Conference on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Community Action provides life-changing services that build pathways to opportunity in all 29 counties in Utah. Utah’s 9 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) work in every corner of our state, serving small towns and big cities. They serve families, seniors, adults, and youth. They know from experience that every community faces obstacles but no two communities face the same barriers to progress.

Learn how the statewide network makes Utah better!

CAP Utah Announces it's 2022 Excellence in Community Action Award Winner, leading up to the upcoming virtual conference.

President Biden took two new steps to increase baby formula supply

COVID-19 - Get help paying for a COVID related funeral

HR 5129 Passes House

The IRS is opening some of their local offices around the country on Saturday to help taxpayers who can't make it in on a weekday. No appointment needed. Masks and social distancing are required.

Everyone needs to file a tax return to get their full Child Tax Credit and/or Earned Income Tax
Credit. Go to ChildTaxCredit.Gov for information on how to get free assistance filing your taxes.

Everyone needs to file a tax return to get their full Child Tax Credit and/or Earned Income Tax
Credit. Go to ChildTaxCredit.Gov for information on how to get free assistance filing your taxes.

This document shows information for three tax credits related to children; Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and Child and Dependent Care

EITC Awareness Day 2022

Additional information about the work of Community Action Agencies in Utah in administering the Emergency Rental Assistance Program that was erroneous, misrepresented, or missing from the article  Report: Utah Disbursed 39% of Federal Assistance.

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Open to all; no previous experience is assumed or required. Each class is presented in a single session.

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The Coalition held a press conference on Monday, November 11, 2021 to urge the Utah Legislature to use an anticipated 2.5 billion in new revenues from budget surplus and American Rescue Plan (APR) funds to meet over 5.1 billion in unmet needs.

Visit CAP Utah's CSBG Reauthorization page to learn how this important legislation helps the Community Action Network in Utah help families and communities.

October is Energy Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning more about the Weatherization and HEAT programs in Utah.

Registration will close for the 2021 Virtual Conference on June 22, 2021. Don't miss out on learning from state and national experts on a variety of topics relevant for Community Action Agencies and human services providers.

Learn more about these awards and how to nominate an outstanding individual/organization.

Community Action Partnership of Utah celebrates Community Action Month in May!

Learn more on how to fight hunger during the statewide Feed Utah Food Drive

Training and Technical Assistance Needs Survey for Utah CAAs.

Like many other community-based organizations, CAAs in Utah have responded to housing needs related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This page summarizes key points of what CAAs have experienced from April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 and information on the households served.

6000 pages of bill boiled down into 7 pages of summary highlighting issues most pertinent to CAP agencies.

How to support the CAP Utah Network on Giving Tuesday!

Statement by National Community Action Partnership on 2020 Elections

Statement on a proposed utility rate increase from Rocky Mountain Power.

Community Action Agencies strive to change lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, make America a better place to live, care about the entire community, and help people help themselves and each other. Encouraging an accurate count of “the whole number of persons in each state” as outlined in…

Conference Program Day 1: 9:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Welcome - Denise Harlow, National Community Action Partnership Kim Lamb Community Action Partnership of Utah Board Chair & Andrea Olsen, Community Action Partnership of North Dakota Join Zoom Meeting / Meeting ID: 957 8811 5293 / Phone: 1 (669) 900-9128 / Overflow on Facebook! 9:30 am -…

This week is Latino Census Week of Action! Latinos are among the hardest to count communities in the county. Out of the one million young children who were missed in the 2010 Census, 40% were Latino children under the age of five. Latinos also represent the second largest population group…