CAPNM was founded in 1976 as the Community Action Agency serving Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders Counties in Northwest Montana. CAPNM serves a large geographic area of 13,375 square miles with a total population of over 150,000. Approximately 19% of the population in this area live on incomes below the federal poverty level. Over time CAPNM has grown to include programming in five main areas: housing, energy assistance, weatherization, education and training, and financial capability/asset development. CAPNM serves individuals by focusing on networking available resources and providing services to promote long-term solutions to build success.