Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership has 150 full and part time employees who serve the nearly 205,000 residents in our ten county service area. Our counties vary from having 90,000 residents and a population density of 44 people per square mile to only having 1,000 residents with .6 people per square mile. In 2007 we provided direct services to roughly 12,000 individuals.
All figures according to 2000 Census data
The federal government says a family of 4 making less than $21,200 annually, which is $19,886 after deducting FICA, is living in poverty.
How far will $19,886 go in Eastern Idaho for a family of 4?
|Maximum Monthly Income||$1,657.00|
|Rent (2 bedroom)||($545.00)|
Sources: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Economic Policy Institute (epinet.org) Basic Family Budget Calculator (rural Idaho, 2 parent, 2 children) 2007, Idaho Child Care Program, US DOL – Bureau of Labor Statistics – Consumer Expenditures Report 2005
What basic need would you cut back on?
End of Year Deficit: ($10,176)
This doesn’t include other expenses like:
How would you cope?
EICAP provides services in ten counties in Eastern Idaho: Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton.
EICAP’s Community Services Block Grant, Weatherization program and the Area VI Agency on Aging were established to provide services in each of these counties except Bingham. If you require services from these programs in Bingham County, you will need to contact Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency for CSBG and Weatherization or the Southeast Idaho Council of Governments for senior services.
EICAP provides Head Start in Bingham, Bonneville, Lemhi, Madison and Teton counties.
EICAP has family and senior housing in Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Fremont, and Madison counties.
EICAP’s former Mutual Self Help Housing program has built homes in Bingham, Bonneville, Fremont, Jefferson and Madison counties.