In a rapidly changing environment, Bi-County Community Action is closely monitoring COVID-19 information and we are putting measures into place to respond effectively to the potential health concerns of our communities.  Our commitment and responsibility is to effectively serve those in need while maintaining the health and well-being of staff, clients and the community.

BI-CAP’s Offices will be closed to the Public effective Thursday, March 19.
Services will be offered via Phone, Mail and Email.

(218) 751.4631 or 1.800.332.7161 (Bemidji)
(218) 547.3438 or 1.800.332.7135 (Walker)

Please note the following adjustments to our services:

Head Start:  Beginning March 18th, Head Start services will be closed, in line with all school districts in Cass and Beltrami Counties.

Energy Assistance and Supportive Housing: 

  • All in-person program intake services will be suspended and conducted via phone and email.
  • Clients may call for applications and instructions
  • Crisis funds are still available for those experiencing a heating and/or electric emergency.  Clients can call our office with questions or concerns
  • Drop boxes are available outside of the Walker and Bemidji offices and will be checked regularly

Weatherization:  In home audit and contracted work will be suspended.  Please call 218.333.9841 for any work concerns in progress.

YouthBuild – all on-site student services are suspended, but online learning will be implemented. 

Thank you for patience.  Please check back for continued updates.

COVID-19 Health Guidance


Bi-County Community Action Programs, Inc. (BI-CAP) envisions a thriving, healthy, and inclusive Beltrami & Cass County. To reach that vision, we are committed to our mission of helping low-income people achieve self-sufficiency in the two counties. BI-CAP was established in 1966 as part of the national War on Poverty and is one of approximately 1,000 community action programs nationwide. Current programs include: early childhood education, housing, weatherization, energy assistance, and youth education/employment services. Learn more about our programs here.


head start

A school readiness program which helps families provide the best possible opportunities for their children in preparation for Kindergarten.

supportive housing

If you are homeless or facing a housing crisis, the Supportive Housing Program may be able to assist you.

weatherization assistance

Reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety.


Provides an opportunity for youth (ages 16-24) to spend 32 hours per week in academics, leadership development, and construction training.

energy assistance

If you are experiencing difficulty paying your heating and electric costs, the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) may be able to help you.

Have questions? We’re happy to help!