Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro (CAPSAW) was designated by the Governor of Virginia in 2009 to serve low-income residents of the city of Staunton, Augusta County, and the City of Waynesboro. It has been likewise designated by the City Councils of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the Board of Supervisors of Augusta County, through a Memorandum of Agreement.
CAPSAW administers funds made available annually to designated community action agencies through the Federal Community Services Block Grant, the State Community Services Block Grant, and Federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds, along with required match funds provided by each of three localities. The federal and state funds made available to CAPSAW are administered through the Virginia Department of Social Services.
The majority of the budget is derived from the federal and state governments, however, the decisions about which programs to fund are locally driven and determined by local needs.
The Board of Directors oversees the process through which these funds are distributed based on a regularly occurring community needs assessment
and strategic planning
Each funding source has specific eligibility criteria and requirements. Subsequently the CAPSAW Board offers several funding opportunities. More information on each can be found on this site.
- Consolidated Funding Pool applications are accepted every other year and include a blending of all funding sources. Grantees selected for funding through this process complete extensive demographic forms, quarterly statistical reporting, and participate in regularly occurring site visits. Programs and services are provided to income eligible families with income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Line in most cases. Some specific services are able to expand eligibility to at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line.
- Community Support grants will not exceed $2,000 and are reimbursements for objects and services not eligible for Consolidated Funding Pool dollars. The updated application will be available in August of 2022.