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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

  • Circles
  • 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 48 years. Our mission is to provide opportunities for low-income citizens to move toward personal and economic independence.

SCCAP administers the Circles Initiative 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

School-Garage Sale to Benefit Head Start
September 5, 2014
Date: Sept. 12, 2014 Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: South Central Community Action Program, 1500 West 15th Street, Bloomington, IN 47401 Info: 812-339-3447, ext. 209 Preschool and office furniture. Proceeds benefit Head Start.

Enroll in Head Start now for 2014-15 school year
July 24, 2014
Parents and other guardians of Monroe County children prenatal to age 5 can enroll in Head Start and Early Head Start now before the start of the school year on Aug. 4.

SCCAP retains Head Start program
July 12, 2014
The South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) has been awarded a 5-year federal grant to continue operating Head Start in Monroe County.

SCCAP employee Marilyn Vehslage passes away
June 6, 2014
The South Central Community Action Program lost a much beloved and valued employee Thursday with the passing of Marilyn Vehslage.

Sustainability Partnership grant uses lighting to grow indoor garden
April 23, 2014
To grow plants indoors, you need to get the right lighting equipment. We were lucky to have the help of experts from Worm’s Way when we purchased our lighting. Running 18 hours on, six hours off to duplicate natural sunlight, these fixtures use 432 watts.

Circle Leader Haley Alvarez and Circles Allies nominated for Be More Awards. Congrats Haley and Allies! Read the nomination for Haley here.
April 1, 2014
Be More Awards will be announced tonight at 7 p.m. event at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Come out to this free event to celebrate Bloomington's volunteers.

SCCAP January 2014 news coverage
February 3, 2014
Media coverage relating to the South Central Community Action Program in Bloomington, Ind. is provided here. Please click the following link to read a PDF: