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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 the Circles Initiative, Growing Opportunities and Head Start programs 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

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.

Greenhouse Groundbreaking Oct. 30, 10 a.m.
October 22, 2014
You are invited to join us for a groundbreaking celebration for SCCAP's Growing Opportunities greenhouse at Stone Belt.

SCCAP Seeks Board Members in Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties
October 17, 2014
Nominations for a seat on the Board of Directors of SCCAP are being accepted and elections will be held. Nominees can contact Doug Wilson at (812) 339-3447, ext. 262, for a nomination form and relevant SCCAP by-laws.

Winter Energy Assistance is Coming Soon. Program Begins on Nov. 3.
October 16, 2014
New required landlord affidavit form available now. Applications not available until Nov. 3.

2014 Shop with a Firefighter Holiday Assistance Program
October 15, 2014
Applications will be accepted from Oct. 31–Nov. 10. All applications must be turned into the SCCAP Head Start office at: 1500 W. 15th St. no later than 5:30pm on Nov. 10.

Brown and Owen counties only -- SCCAP to accept Section 8 Housing Voucher Application Requests
September 30, 2014
Effective Oct. 3, 2014, SCCAP will open the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List for Brown County and Owen County, Indiana. Please call (812)376-6666 on Oct. 3 between 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to request an application.