About Us

What is ACAP?


We Make Life Better!

Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP), is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1972. ACAP provides guidance to the community in responding to emerging human needs in the areas of Prevention and Wellness, Early Care and  Education, Energy and Housing, and Workforce Development.

ACAP's Mission

Aroostook County Action Program leads or collaborates to provide services that support, empower and improve lives.

About Community Action Agencies  

There are 10 community action programs in Maine and approximately 1,000 nationwide. The Community Action Program concept was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. When created, Community Action Programs were charged with eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty. That mandate still exists, and each community action agency responds by providing programs and services that best meet the needs of the communities they serve. Local needs are determined by clients, community leaders, the business community and others through feedback and data provided in community needs assessment reports, among others.

How We are Funded?  

Community Action Agencies like ACAP receive federal and state funds in the form of grants, including Community Service Block Grant funds. Federal and state funds help ACAP leverage additional funds from other federal, state, and local government grants, foundations, and private funders. Individuals, families, and local businesses also support our work as they see the impact their donations have in Aroostook County. 

Office Locations



Main Office

771 Main Street

Presque Isle, ME 04769​​​​​​​

Phone: (207) 764-3721

Hours: 8:00am –5:00pm

Fort Kent Office

40 Alfalfa Avenue, Suite 102

Fort Kent, ME 04743

Phone: (207) 834-5290   

Hours: By Appointment

Madawaska Office


88 Fox Street

Madawaska, ME 04756 

Phone: (207) 728-6345


Hours: By Appointment

Houlton Office


91 Military Street

Houlton, Maine 04730 


Phone: (207) 532-5300  


Hours: 8 am - 5 pm



Invest in Our Community

Thank you for your interest in supporting ACAP programs and services! As a leader, or in partnership with others, ACAP provides guidance to the community in responding to emerging human needs in the areas of community, family, energy and housing, and workforce development services. 



“When people come together as a community great things happen. That is why the United Way of Aroostook partners with ACAP, so that great things happen all over Aroostook County.” 


Sarah Ennis

Executive Director, United Way of Aroostook 



“We appreciate everything that ACAP is doing for us—it just has been a blessing.”





HeadStart Parent, Caribou

“I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for this gift. How wonderful it was to wash my dishes last night without having to heat pots of water on the stove first! I’ve had to do this for years. What your agency is doing is an incredible service.”


Portage, Maine