A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

About VirtualCAP

VirtualCAP, a project now administered by the Connecticut Association for Community Action, is an online resource for Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the United States. VirtualCAP contains program models, best practices information, funding opportunities, Standards information, and much, much more. The site serves as not only a resource of information but as a place to generate ideas and innovative thinking. VirtualCAP shares information from and to approximately 1,000 local CAAs across the United States.

In 2015, VirtualCAP launched a newly designed website providing you with the same great resources while adding enhanced abilities and new features. The Resource Library holds hundreds of free tools ranging from sample board of directors documents to successfully operated program models, which can be adapted for your agency. Stay up-to-date with news and information from CAAs across the U.S. through the RPIC and VirtualCAP blogs and now you can subscribe to the VirtualCAP RoundUP for premium content! VirtualCAP will continue to adapt and expand to meet the ever-changing needs of CAAs across the country. Becoming a member will not only provide you access to premium content but will help support VirtualCAP's operations. Donations are also gladly accepted!

Looking for something specific and can't find it? Interested in finding out how you can share your agency's information with others? Contact us to find out more.

History of VirtualCAP

Virtual CAP began through discussions with National Community Action Partnership, National Association for State Community Services Programs and National Community Action Foundation. The Office of Community Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families) provided funding to start Virtual CAP in August 2002 and continued with operating supporting for several years.

The project was initially administered by the Virginia Community Action Partnership from 2002-2014. The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies hosted the project from 2015-2017. And in 2018, CAFCA became the home for VirtualCAP.