Economic Empowerment

Financial Fitness

Learn how to achieve financial success! Join us to learn more about budgeting to create savings, debt reduction and asset building, understanding credit, building a good credit rating, consumer protection and dealing with creditors. This class is offered at no cost to interested participants. Please call 218-512-1550 or click here for class availability and registration.

CAPLP Financial Fitness

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development Program connects low-income families with skills training to obtain high demand careers such as nursing, welding and manufacturing. Our case manager works with families every step of the way to overcome personal barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment. This program is an innovative partnership with MState and the United Way of Cass-Clay. For more information about current trainings, please call (218) 512-1500 email. 

CAPLP Workforce Development
CAPLP Workforce Development
CAPLP Workforce Development

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

CAPLP operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic during the months of February-April each year that provides free tax preparation services to income eligible MN residents. Volunteer tax preparers have been provided required training and have passed IRS testing for VITA certification. Each year, our volunteers assist hundreds of low-income, working families secure their tax credits which in turn provides an economic boom to our local community!

Eligibility Guidelines: MN Residents with family income of less than $50,000 annually or single individuals with income under $30,000. As a VITA Tax Site, we cannot prepare taxes for those who own a business, work as an independent contractor, or have investment income over $3,500.

Tax assistance is offered in Barnesville, Breckenridge, Hawley and Moorhead at the following locations:
Barnesville Public Library, 104 N. Front Street– Call (218) 512-1500 to schedule an appointment
Hawley REACH Office, 421 5th Street - Call (218) 512-1500 to schedule an appointment
Breckenridge CAPLP Office, 421 Nebraska Ave - Call (218) 643-2888 to schedule an appointment
Moorhead CAPLP Office, 715 11th St. N – Call (218) 512-1500 for appointment, or Walk-in from 4:00-6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a first come, first served basis.

IMPORTANT! Please review or print out the “What to Bring” checklist.

CAPLP Tax Site

Homebuyer Education & Counseling

Successful homeownership is at the heart of thriving, vibrant communities. Families rely on long‐term homeownership as a key asset for building wealth, and communities of successful homeowners are safer, healthier and more civically engaged than majority‐renter communities. That’s why Lakes & Prairies Community Action has partnered with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide Homebuyer Education classes and one-on-one counseling to make successful homeownership possible for everyone in our community.
For more information about current classes, please call (218) 512-1500 or click here. 

CAPLP Homebuyer Education & Counseling

Benefit Assistance

CAPLP staff can provide assistance to households in need of help navigating the resources available in the community to provide short-term economic supports during difficult times. We are certified to provide assistance in connecting families in need to MNSure, SNAP, Medicare, Social Security and Disability Benefits. To schedule an appointment with a certified navigator, please call (218) 512-1500 or email.
 
For more information about benefits that you may eligible for,
please
click here.

Contact Us:

Phone (218) 512-1500
(800) 452-3646
Fax: (844) 215-7287
Email

Mailing Address:

715 11th St. N. Suite 402
Moorhead, MN  56560

Wilkin County office:

421 Nebraska Avenue
Breckenridge, MN  56520

(218) 643-2888

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