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WELCOME TO COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

WHAT'S NEW!

 

Donate Your Vehicle

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Gala 2015

Click Here for details on the 2015 Gala

Calendar of Events & Food Distributions

To access October's list of CAPSBC Events, Click here.

Community Action Board Meeting Notice

 The calendar of events includes CAB meetings, HEAP Workshops offsite, IDA Workshops, Food bank Distribution sites and Soup kitchen sites and meal times calendar and much more..

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Strategic Plan 2011-2021
Strategic PlanThe Strategic Plan for 2011 – 2021, continues to build upon our priorities and help us work toward our shared vision of a premier social service agency that eliminates the effects of poverty by empowering people to obtain the knowledge and skills to achieve self-reliance and economic stability…one life at a time. The Plan will continually remind us of our Focus on Excellence as we continue our journey to be the best of the best in Community Action Agencies.
NO COST Weatherization Services!

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CAPSBC can help you save money through energy saving measures.

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Give BigCAPSBC works with our low-income communities by supporting, advocating for and empowering low-income residents to achieve self-sufficiency. Family Development Program provides emergency assistance, support for the homeless, Veterans, and children, asset development assistance and free tax preparation. Energy, Education, and Environmental Services provides energy education, weatherization and energy conservation assistance, appliance repair/replacement, utility bill assistance, weatherization job training, and recycling for community benefit program support. Food Bank is the largest supplier of emergency food in the county.  They provide food for low-income residents via government surplus commodities, salvage food and donations under a network of 300 non-profit and 33 soup kitchens. CAPSBC also facilitates a Food Policy Advisory Council serving San Bernardino County. Every year CAPSBC serves over 800,000 low-income families and individuals.  We are supported by a volunteer network of 2,500 people and over 400 partner agencies who help us make a difference for so many.  We invite you to join us in this great humanitarian effort to help our county residents in need, and to improve our communities to make San Bernardino County a better place to live for all of us. 

For 50 years, CAPSBC has been helping people and changing their lives.  Some accomplishments over the years include:

  • Distributed 180.4 million pounds of food (USDA & Salvage) provided to low income families in need since 1984
  • Raised over $52 million in funding for the homelessness and lead in developing the San Bernardino County Homeless Coalition
  • Administered $4.1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for community benefit programs in 2009
  • Support for thousands of low income youth - summer camp, holiday programs, summer employment, homeless and foster care support, food, clothing, etc.
  • Launched Supportive Services for Veterans in 2013 –  hundreds of homeless Veterans housed
  • Families helped to make first time home purchases valued at $8 million
  • Reduced water use by 42% in thousands of home every year since 1983
  • Helping the environmental with home weatherization programs and energy conservation education since 1978
  • Lead in the launch of the Food Policy Advisory Council serving San Bernardino County in 2012
  • Launched the Conservation and Education Coalition for recycling projects to support community benefit programs in 2014
Adoption of a formal “Healthy Food Banking Wellness” policy in 2015 to guide in increasing the amounts of healthy foods procured and distributed through our food network serving over 200 sites throughout San Bernardino County.

 

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NEW WAY TO REACH US!

In an effort to improve customer service, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is now able to be reached via email through the respective links below as alternative way to contacting us via phone for any service inquiries or to make Utilty Assistance Appointments. You may click on the service name link to learn more details about each service.

 

Home Energy Assistance Program Utility Assistance -Provides energy education, and processes applications for utility bill assistance for income eligible clients to provide an annual CREDIT ranging from $201 to $334, which can be applied towards GAS or ELECTRIC accounts, OR $350 towards WOOD, OR up to $600 towards PROPANE.  Emergency HEAP utility bill assistance is available for income eligible clients with a FINAL CALL or SHUT OFF notice. An appointment must be made via phone or through the email link below for Emergency Assistance.

If you have Internet Explorer 10, you may have issues submitting the form below. If so, you may also complete a fillable form online and click on the email button at the top of the form. Either way you submit, your request will reach us and will be handled in the same manner.

HEAP Assistance Request Form

If you have already been serviced for the current PROGRAM YEAR, your request will be denied
Please DO NOT forget to first download/read the HEAP Utility Assistance Requirements below this form.

Name DOB
Best Phone No. Alt Phone
Do you have a Disconnection Notice?
 
YES (You must provide proof at appt to be seen)
Disc Date
NO (A application packet will be emailed)

Have you been served with HEAP Utility Assistance in the past?
If so, you must provide the address at which you were served below
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YES NO

If Yes, WhatProgram Year

Service Address:
Unit#
City
State Zip
       
PROVIDE CURRENT ADDRESS
Check if Same as Address above
Address:
Unit#
City
State Zip
   

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Reach HEAP Utility Assistance via email:
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Email us if you have questions on a current open application or have any questions. For HEAP Utility Assitance Requests for eligible clients, please use the form above or the online fillable form option. Only eligible requests with a disconnect notice will be considered for an appointment. If further information is needed from client, only ONE courtesy call will be made. Unreachable clients will need to resubmit request. Requests without a disconnection notice will be emailed an application packet to process via regular mail.

utilityassistance@capsbc.org
Reach HEAP Utility Assistance via phone: English (909) 723-1500, Opt 2, then Opt 3, Opt1 for new clients , Opt 2 for existing clients
Spanish (909) 723-1500, Opt 1, Opt 2, then Opt 1 for new clients, Opt 2 for existing clients

General Eligibility Requirements:
(actual elibility qualification will be determined by a HEAP Outrach Specialist)

HEAP Utility Assistance Eligibilty Requirements

Energy, Education, and Environmental Services (EEES) - Provides energy education, weatherization and energy conservation assistance to eligible low-income residents, including appliance repair and replacement, and processes applications for utility assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), including wood and propane.  EEES provides environmental services for hazardous lead-based paint conditions in homes.  

Reach EEES Weatherization via email: weatherizationservices@capsbc.org
Reach EEES Weatherization via phone: English (909) 723-1500, Opt 2, then Opt 1 for new clients, Opt 2 for existing clients
Spanish (909) 723-1500, Opt 1, Opt1, then Opt 1 for new clients, Opt 2 for existing clients

General Eligibility Requirements:
(actual elibility qualification will be determined in person by an Outrach Specialist)

Weatherization Services Eligibilty Requirements

Family Development Program (FDP) - Provides emergency assistance to needy families and individuals to include:  rental assistance, motel vouchers, food vouchers, bus passes, information and referral, etc. FDP also operates a 7-unit transitional housing program called Obershaw House for homeless families, provides holistic case management and supportive services in addition to coordinating events for children such as an annual summer camp and a children’s Christmas celebration.      

Reach FDP via email: fdpservices@capsbc.org
Reach FDP via phone: English (909) 723-1500, Opt 3
Spanish (909) 723-1500, Opt 1, Opt2

General Eligibility Requirements:
(actual elibility qualification will be determined in person by an FDP Specialist)

General FDP Eligibilty Requirements

Individual Development Accounts (IDA) - A two to one cash-matched savings program that allows low-to moderate-income wage earners to save towards acquisition of assets to build future stability for their families.  IDA participants may work toward homeownership, starting or expanding a small business, or post-secondary education. 

Reach IDA via email: idaservices@capsbc.org

Reach IDA via phone:

English (909) 723-1500, Opt 3
Spanish (909) 723-1500, Opt 1, Opt2

General Eligibility Requirements:
(actual elibility qualification will be determined in person by an FDP Specialist)

General IDA Eligibilty Requirements

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Programs - Programs that assist low income families through the tax code.  At VITA sites, residents can have their taxes prepared and filed free of charge.  Eligible families with children may use the EITC and Child Tax Credit to secure a greater refund. This service is only available during tax season.

Reach VITA via email: vita@capsbc.org
Reach vITA via phone: English (909) 723-1500, Opt 3
Spanish (909) 723-1500, Opt 1, Opt2

General Eligibility Requirements:
(actual elibility qualification will be determined in person by an FDP Specialist)

Must make under $50,000 per year and be a resident of San Bernardino County. 

Food Bank - Provides food for low-income residents throughout San Bernardino County through government surplus commodity distributions and salvage food agencies through a network of approximately 170 non-profit and charitable organizations and congregate feeding agencies (soup kitchens). 

Reach the Food Bank via email: Foodbank@capsbc.org
Reach Food Bank via phone: English (909) 723-1500, Opt 4
Spanish (909) 723-1500, Opt 1, Opt 3

General Eligibility Requirements
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General USDA and Salvage Food Eligibilty Requirements

Food Giveaway Sites

How to Donate

How to become a feeding site

           

 

 

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Last modified: Monday, October 19, 2015