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David White Award
Circles® Initiative

SCCAP has nominated David White for national Community Action award.  Read Story


SCCAP is seeking applicants to have their homes weatherized. Learn more about the Weatherization Program

Energy Assistance
Energy Assistance

SCCAP has helped over 3,500 families for winter energy assistance. Learn more about the Energy Assistance Program

Head Start First Day of School
Head Start

SCCAP’s Head Start program begins its 2014 school year on August 4.  Enroll now.

Firefighters visit Head Start
Supporting SCCAP

SCCAP needs individuals & groups who enjoy new experiences and advocating for others in need. Learn more about How to Help

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  • Weatherization
  • Energy Assistance
  • Head Start
  • Firefighters visit Head Start


The South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Ind. that has served low-income people for 50 years. Our mission is to provide opportunities for low-income citizens to move toward personal and economic independence.

SCCAP administers Thriving Connections (formerly Circles Initiative), Growing Opportunities and Head Start in Monroe County, and also operates the Energy Assistance, Weatherization, Individual Development Account and Section 8 programs in Monroe, Morgan, Owen and Brown counties. It serves more than 4,000 families annually, representing more than 9,000 individuals.

All SCCAP services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry or status as a veteran.

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Latest News

SCCAP to open Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List for Brown and Owen counties on Sept. 18, 2015 only
September 10, 2015
SCCAP will open the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Waiting List for Brown County, and Owen County, Indiana on Sept. 18. Please call (812) 375-2216 on September 18, 2015 between 1-4 p.m. to request an application for Brown County or Owen County

5 Head Start Buses For Sale -- Will Be Sold "As Is" To Highest Bidders
August 18, 2015
Submit bids to John Vargo, SCCAP, 1500 W. 15th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 or by email to by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2015. For questions about the buses, contact Stacey Edwards at 812-339-3447, ext. 244,

Growing Opportunities celebrates greenhouse grand opening
July 9, 2015
Participants in Growing Opportunities joined organizers and supporters of the new job training program to celebrate the official public opening of their greenhouse in Bloomington Thursday.

MEDIA ADVISORY - Bloomington people with disabilities find Growing Opportunities
July 7, 2015
Participants with disabilities and local/state officials available for interview at greenhouse grand opening celebration

Vectren awards $58,603 to SCCAP for EnergyMobile and other energy efficiency incentives
May 27, 2015
“The EnergyMobile will be one of the main ways of getting information about the Monroe County Energy Challenge into the hands and homes of Monroe County residents,” said Jacqui Bauer, City of Bloomington Sustainability Coordinator.

SCCAP mourns the death of Phyllis Trinkle Burkhart
May 8, 2015
Phyllis Trinkle Burkhart, Executive Director from 1979-1998, died early Thursday morning in Bloomington.

SCCAP 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 7
April 30, 2015
You are invited to attend a celebration with free food and music, and demonstrations of all SCCAP programs, including a Head Start play & art show, high-tech Weatherization equipment, and interesting old photos of familiar staff and community leaders.

SCCAP congratulates and thanks 2015 Be More Award nominees Keisha Boyce, David White and residents of Eigenmann Hall.
April 30, 2015
Be More Award nominees are recognized each year for being among the most outstanding volunteers in Bloomington.

Fashion Extravaganza at IU Auditorium to benefit SCCAP
April 23, 2015
Global Gala, a Fashion Extravaganza to benefit the South Central Community Action Program, will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 25, 2015. Tickets are $5 before the event and $8 at the door. For ticketing information, email

Apply for Energy Assistance before May 15 deadline!
April 9, 2015
If you could use help with your winter heating costs and haven't yet applied for energy assistance, what are you waiting for? To qualify, you must meet income guidelines and reside in Monroe, Brown, Morgan or Owen county.