National Partnerships

The following are a list of all National Partnership for the Rhode Island Community Action Association. Included is a brief description for each organization. More information for services can be directly obtained by visiting the link to their main website.

Virtual CAP -

Virtual CAP serves as a clearinghouse of information and material that can be used by Community Action Agencies and others to help low-income persons and families move toward self-sufficiency and to reduce poverty in communities across the United States.

Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization that works to strengthen, promote, represent and serve its network of member Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed.

CSBG Training/Technical Assistance Resource Center

The CSBG TTA Center was developed in conjunction with the Community Action Partnership. This project contains a broad array of resources intended to assist Community Action Agencies, CSBG State Associations, and CSBG State Offices in their important anti-poverty work. The CSBG TTA Center allows electronic submission of requests for training or technical assistance, ensures the coordination of resources, and allow experts to meet the training and technical assistance needs of the CAA network.

Administration for Children & Families –

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with partnerships, funding, guidance, training and technical assistance.


CAPLAW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization, established in 1989, dedicated to providing the legal, governance and management resources necessary to sustain and strengthen the national Community Action Agency (CAA) network. Through its in-house staff and a network of private attorneys, CAPLAW provides consultations, training, and resources on a wide variety of legal, governance and management topics.

National Association For State Community Services Programs –

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is the premier national association charged with advocating and enhancing the leadership role of states in preventing and reducing poverty. NASCSP's vision encompasses the empowerment of low-income families to reach self-sufficiency in its broadest context, through helping states attain full utilization of their resources and implement an extensive array of services to these families.