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BI-CAP Bemidji and Walker lobbies are open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday, with services available in-person, by phone, mail, and email. Energy assistance and housing resources are available for pickup outside each office. A secure lockbox is available at each location for drop-offs. Social distancing remains in place. Our commitment and responsibility is to effectively serve those in need while maintaining the health and well-being of staff, clients, and the community.

Please give us a call or email with any program specific scheduling questions!

(218) 751-4631 or 1-800-332-7161 (Bemidji)

(218) 547-3438 or 1-800-332-7135 (Walker)

Check out any program updates on the PROGRAMS tab at the top of the page.


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!