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We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
2023 Statewide Needs Assessment
Community Action Agencies recently conducted a statewide community needs assessment in conjunction with North Dakota State University and the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services. This survey is open until June 30, 2023 should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and your feedback helps us design programming based on the assessment of needs, currently available services, and locally available public and private resources. Please click below to take the New 2023 Survey https://ndstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5h7vVec2fRf3Qz4
2020 Statewide Needs Assessment
We are excited to share the 2020 results! Each of the eight regions in North Dakota have comprehensive results that showcase the needs in their specific geographic region related to employment, income and asset-building, education, housing, health and social/behavior development, civic engagement and other supports.
Needs Assessment Results
Statewide Key Findings
Top Needs Identified by People Experiencing Poverty Across North Dakota
|Employment||Finding a job|
|Health||Dental Insurance/Affordable Dental Care|
Why a Needs Assessment?
At Community Action, we continually conduct needs assessments across North Dakota because our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program supports community-based, anti-poverty programs. Local Community Action agencies receive funding from CSBG to develop local action plans based on assessment of needs, currently available services and locally available public and private resources. Action plans target one or more of three main themes: 1) Individuals and families with low incomes are stable and achieve economic security; 2) Communities where people with low incomes live are healthy and offer economic opportunity; and 3) People with low incomes are engaged and active in building opportunities in communities.
Thank you to the Consensus Council for providing funding for this important needs assessment!
Apply for Assistance at Community Action
The North Dakota Community Action Agencies offer programs to serve those in need. Each agency offers unique programming based on the needs in their community; please inquire with the Community Action Agency in your area to see what programs are offered. Eligibility for most programs is based on either federal or state income guidelines. These guidelines vary from program to program and intake forms are used to determine client eligibility.
Call your local Community Action Agency today if you need assistance!
Rental and mortgage assistance may be available for those who are up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Verification of sources of income and expenses is required to determine eligibility. Any potential applicant must call their local Community Action Agency and inquire.
Anyone in need of rent or mortgage is encouraged to work with their landlord/lender immediately. Work together to avoid eviction and loss of housing.
Apply for Benefits in North Dakota
- ND Department of Human Services
- DHS administers these Public Assistance Programs: Basic Care Assistance, Child Care Assistance, Healthy Steps Children’s Health Insurance Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Other Programs.
An additional guide to resources available across North Dakota.
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