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About Us

What is ACAP?

 

We Make Life Better!

Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. (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, Inc. provides services and resources that help individuals and families achieve greater economic independence. As a leader, or in partnership with others, ACAP strengthens the community by responding to human needs. 

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

 

WE SERVE THE COMMUNITY OF MAINE'S LARGEST COUNTY. 

Main Office

 

771 Main Street

Presque Isle, ME 04769

 

P.O. Box 1116

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

MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

 

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. 


Testimonials


THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE—WE MAKE LIFE BETTER!

“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.”

 

 

 

Chris

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.”

Lynn

Portage, Maine