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Tri-County Action Program
Helping Central Minnesotans in times of need 

 As of February 4th, 2014, Governor Dayton has ordered Minnesota's EAP to use 60% of State Median Income (SMI) to determine eligibility for the Energy Assistance Program. This change is retroactive to the beginning of the program year (October 1, 2013).


MetroBus has a daily route to Tri-CAP
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Tri-County Action Program, Inc. (Tri-CAP) is the federally designated Community Action Program for Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in central Minnesota. Programs administered by the agency may serve one or more counties, and in several cases, go beyond the boundaries of the three counties.

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Our Mission:

The mission of Tri-CAP is to expand opportunities for the economic and social well-being of our residents and the development of our communities.

Our Vision:

The vision of Tri-CAP is to provide services and programs that empower residents of our area to successfully achieve their goals of economic self sufficiency.


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While Tri-CAP does receive government aid and foundation grants, these financial resources are not enough to cover the growing needs of people in a crisis situation. Please consider Tri-CAP in your annual giving. Donations are tax deductible.

Minnesota Community Action Partnership