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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 49 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 5,000 families annually, representing more than 13,000 individuals.

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Latest News

Growing Opportunities seeking job training applicants, paid interns and volunteers.
January 30, 2015
The Growing Opportunities project of the South Central Community Action Program has begun accepting applications for its first greenhouse job training course, scheduled to begin in March.

January News from the Indiana Community Action Network
January 22, 2015
1. new report on status of working families in Indiana, 2. 15 reasons to raise the minimum wage in Indiana, 3. Lincoln Hills Development Corp. celebrates 50 years, 4. Vectren Share the Warm to support weatherization of homes, 5. Larry Kleeman featured.

SCCAP closed on Martin Luther King Day
January 16, 2015
The South Central Community Action Program will be closed on Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Circles Initiative to become Thriving Connections
December 29, 2014
The South Central Community Action Program is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2015, the Monroe County Circles Initiative will have a new name, SCCAP Thriving Connections!

SCCAP closed on Dec. 24-26, Dec.31-Jan.1
December 22, 2014
The South Central Community Action Program will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24-26, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2014-Jan.1, 2015.

Bloomington woman forges new path through circle of friends and community
December 11, 2014
Kay Goodman was recently hired by the South Central Community Action Program as a Family Advocate in its Head Start program.

Glick Fund awards $25,000 to SCCAP's Growing Opportunities project
December 4, 2014
These funds will support the purchase of materials for a second greenhouse for Growing Opportunities, which will expand its capacity to provide job training opportunities to low-income people.

Energy Assistance Program for low-income households to begin on Nov. 3
October 31, 2014
SCCAP has received an initial allocation of $2,222,560 in federal funding from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) for energy assistance this winter. SCCAP expects to serve more than 4,000 households this winter.

Job prospects to grow at new SCCAP greenhouse
October 30, 2014
A new program to help people with disabilities and other employment barriers celebrated a major step forward Thursday with the start of construction of its first greenhouse.

Print and bring the flyer below to the eastside Bucceto's on Oct. 28th, 4 p.m. to close, to support Head Start.
October 23, 2014
Bucceto's will donate 20 percent of your check to benefit the Fall Family Fun Night for Head Start families.