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Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) was founded in 1979 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community benefit organization. LBCAP is one of 1,100 community action agencies in the United States, established under the Federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. LBCAP is committed to providing dynamic pathways to self-sustainability for low income individuals and families through community resources, and strength-based leadership; assessing the immediate needs of the community, we coordinate and mobilize comprehensive training and technical assistance vital to building and sustaining an enriched community. The agency provides a wide variety of free services to residents of Long Beach living in low-income households who have experienced educational, social, or economic barriers to self-sustainability.


Long Beach Community Action Partnership’s programs provide supportive services, community outreach, and grant-writing support, as well as referrals to other community agencies with programs that complement our own.

Community Advocacy and Family Services

We are equipped to meet the immediate needs of the community through partnerships with local agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Services have included food distribution, grocery vouchers, rental assistance, and more.

Energy Assistance

We can help you with two separate energy assistance programs. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides financial and home improvement assistance to offset energy costs. The SCE Energy Savings Assistance Program  can give you a significant discount on your SCE bills.


We’re proud to sponsor Long Beach’s own public-access television station, the Public Access Digital Network. PADNET offers media training, professional video equipment, a high-definition studio and low-cost video production services.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Every January-October, LBCAP operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance  (VITA) site, where volunteers prepare your income taxes for free.

Youth Services

We offer a unique Leadership ARTS Mentoring Program, which helps Long Beach youth aged 14–24 develop self-confidence, overcome personal barriers, and shift from a poverty mentality to one of hope and aspiration. The program focuses on artistic expression and creative careers.


LBCAP also works with a variety of community agencies to meet the needs of Long Beach and Eastern L.A. County residents, including educational institutions, public and nonprofit organizations, and local businesses.