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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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  • 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

SCCAP 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 7
April 23, 2015
The public is invited to attend a celebration and open house at SCCAP office, 1500 W. 15th Street, 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.

SCCAP will open on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, 2-19-15. It will open at 10 a.m.
February 18, 2015
SCCAP will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday 2-19-15. The two-hour delay is due to extreme cold temperatures. This will allow the temp to rise a little and allow everyone to travel in daylight to work.

The South Central Community Action Program will be closed today, Feb. 16, 2015, because of winter weather and unsafe road conditions.
February 16, 2015
All offices and programs of SCCAP are closed today.

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.