Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca (CAP) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1965 through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight the war against poverty locally. The Agency’s mission is to cultivate a community where all people are respectfully supported and empowered to embrace opportunities for learning, growth and economic security.
CAP currently employs over 165 people serving more than 7,000 individuals annually in Cayuga and Seneca Counties through dozens of programs designed to alleviate hunger and homelessness, help domestic violence victims, prepare individuals for the workforce, provide early childhood development, improve health outcomes, lower energy costs and consumption, strengthen families and mitigate crisis.
The Agency is governed by a 15-member tripartite Board of Directors with representatives from the public, private, and low-income community sectors. This structure ensures that the Agency’s customers have a voice in the decisions that affect them. CAP is audited annually by an independent auditor. The Agency has an excellent record of audits and program monitoring, as well as fiscal control.