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News from Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana

LAKE COUNTY – Every three years Community Action Partnership is mandated by federal policy to conduct a community needs assessment survey across its four-county service area (Lake, Lincoln, Flathead, and Sanders). A series of community meetings will be conducted to which community members, leaders, and partners are invited to come give their opinion about current issues they see in their respective communities. The town hall meeting in Lake County will be held from 12-1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Polson Senior Center. CAPNM was founded in 1976 as the Community Action Agency serving Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders Counties in Northwest Montana.

CAPNM serves a large geographic area of 13,375 square miles with a total population of over 150,000. Approximately 19 percent of the population in this area live on incomes below the federal poverty level. Over time CAPNM has grown to include programming in five main areas: housing, energy assistance, weatherization, education and training, and financial capability/asset development. CAPNM serves individuals by focusing on networking available resources and providing services to promote long-term solutions to build success.

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