Ceremony Recognizes Innovative Community Action Programs

Innovative Community Action Programs

(St. Paul, MN) – March 6th, 2024 — Four Community Action Agency programs dedicated to eradicating poverty and enhancing community well-being received Best & Promising Practices Awards on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP).

The Best & Promising Practices Awards Ceremony provides an invaluable opportunity to acknowledge our most impactful and innovative Community Action programs across the state. A distinguished review team from the University of Minnesota evaluates local programs based on their success in achieving significant and measurable impact in strengthening families with low incomes.

The initiative is a collaborative effort between MinnCAP, Minnesota Department of Human Services Office of Economic Opportunity, and the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development.

Agencies and programs demonstrating exceptional achievement in these areas receive a Best & Promising Practices Award. The awardees for 2024 are:

  • Minnesota Valley Action Council – Wheel Get to Work
  • United Community Action Partnership – Community Connectors
  • CAPLP – Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership – Family Childcare Shared Services Alliance
  • MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership – Tribal Liaison/Indigenous Outreach Coordinator

MinnCAP functions as an association of Community Action Agencies. Annually, these agencies collectively assist over 371,000 Minnesotans with low incomes, offering crucial programs including Head Start, Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Programs, Weatherization, employment initiatives, affordable housing development and support, transportation, food assistance, and services for seniors.

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