About Us

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.

Tri-CAP was incorporated in 1965 becoming the first community action program in non-metro Minnesota. Tri-CAP has served low- and moderate-income residents ever since. The agency's staff are able to offer a wide array of services that assist individuals and families to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. Further information about all of the programs is available throughout this site.

The Executive Director of the agency is Lori Schultz. Lori and the leadership team at Tri-CAP is committed to serving all our communities by always keeping the needs of our customers as our highest priority. The agency is governed by a 18-member volunteer Board of Directors. One third of the Board are elected officials, one third are representatives of the low income and one third are public-at-large positions. These dedicated volunteers set policy for the agency and meet on a monthly basis.

We currently have offices in Waite Park. You are always welcome to stop in and ask more about what we do. We hope you take the time to investigate this site and learn more about us! Click here for our Annual Report.