Community Action Partners
The City of Fort Worth’s Community Action Partners (CAP) serves as the Community Action Agency for Tarrant County and provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged individuals, families and the elderly.
Through CAP programs, residents learn to become financially independent, reducing and eliminating their reliance on social services.
In 2011, Tarrant County’s 10 CAP centers assisted 32,223 low-income individuals to overcome barriers to become more self-sufficient to make positive life changes.
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Eligibility Requirements for all CAP Programs
- Participants must be a resident of Tarrant County. Some assistance is only available in certain cities in Tarrant County.
- Most programs require participants to be at a specific level of household income according to the Federal Income Guidelines.
- Other criteria must be met in order to qualify for certain programs.
- Depending upon the number of requests, funding for some programs may be limited or unavailable.
- Participants will be required to provide identification, proof of income, address and household information at the appointment.
Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
Residents are assisted with utility electric, gas and propane bills to avoid utility disruptions. Energy and water conservation education is provided to help households achieve energy self-sufficiency.
Emergency Solutions (for rent and mortgage)
This program intervenes to prevent families from becoming homeless by providing funds for rent or mortgage.
Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program provides services to improve the energy efficiency of income eligible households in Tarrant County. Weatherization Program Technicians will perform an energy assessment to determine which energy saving repair or service is most appropriate and cost- effective for each home.
Water Assistance Program
Donations assist Fort Worth Water customers to pay their bill and helps with plumbing repairs related to a pressurized leak that has led to increased use. A donation from Monarch Water Company assists elderly/disabled Monarch Water customers in Blue Mound, Texas with unexpected emergencies to pay their water bill. 6% Ages 24-44
Special Nutrition Food Programs
Research has shown that children do better academically and socially when they are not hungry. Programs funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in partnership with theTexas Department of Agriculture, provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to youth age 18 and younger in low income areas.
Families In Transition (FIT)
Case managers assist low-income households in attaining economic and personal independence through a variety of services on an ongoing basis, thus reducing the family’s reliance on social services.
Silver Stars Program
Funded by donations, this program provides homebound and isolated seniors with a holiday basket of health and safety items.
Cowboy Santas Program Inc.
CAP staff certifies low income Tarrant County families with children ages 12 and younger for holiday toys, books and crafts. The program is supplemented from donations from organizations, individuals and businesses and relies on more than 1,300 volunteers working more than 7,000 hours. Learn more »
4200 S. Freeway, Suite 2200
Fort Worth, 76115
- 32,223 individuals/10,202 households received assistance in Tarrant County
- 690 households received assistance with repair or replacement of heating/ cooling systems
- 141,000 lunches, 143,000 snacks and 35,000 breakfasts were served to children during summer 2011
- 10,600 children received toys during the holiday season
- More than 1,300 Cowboy Santas volunteers participated and donated more than 7,000 hours valuing at $146,538 ($21 hourly rate).
View the 2011 annual report for more information.