Larry Horvath

Waldo Community Action Partners is a charitable, educational, private non-profit organization located in Belfast, Maine. It is designed to utilize and mobilize public and private resources to assist low-income Waldo County residents in the alleviation of poverty and address its underlying causes.

Purpose and Mission

In order to reduce poverty in its community, a Community Action Agency works to better focus available local, state, private, and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities, and achieve economic self-sufficiency.


A Community Action Agency has received designation as a Community Action Agency either from the local government under the provisions of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, or from the state under the Community Services Block Grant Act of 1981 to combat poverty in geographically designated areas. It is recognized as an eligible entity as defined in the CSBG Act, and can receive funding from the state under the Community Services Block Grant. WCAP has a governing board consisting of at least one-third democratically selected representatives of:

  • low- income people
  • one-third local public officials or their designees
  • representatives of business, industry, labor, religious, social welfare, and other private groups

Waldo CAP belongs to a national network of similar agencies, the majority of which received their initial designation, federal recognition and funding under the amended Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.


Mode of Operation

A Community Action Agency carries out its mission through a variety of means including:

  • community-wide assessments of needs and strengths      
  • comprehensive anti-poverty plans and strategies
  • provision of a broad range of direct services
  • mobilization of financial and non-financial resources
  • advocacy on behalf of low-income people
  • mobilization of financial and non-financial resources




A Community Action Agency involves the low-income population it serves in the planning, administering, and evaluating of its programs.

Contact Larry Horvath

Waldo Community Action Partners
9 Field Street
Belfast, Maine  04915
Phone: (207) 338-6810 x111


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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