Mountain CAP receives CARES Act funding to support families in our region, announces new app for assistance

BUCKHANNON – Mountain CAP of WV, Inc. a CDC has received funding from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Mountain CAP’s mission is building foundations for families and communities through programs and partnerships that promote financial stability and increase economic opportunities.

If you or someone you know is facing hard financial challenges as a result of the pandemic Mountain CAP is accepting applications online and with a new mobile app.  Please go to  or search for the LITT lite app on your smart device.

Through the newly established Mountain CAP Family Support Program, temporary financial assistance is available to families who are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level residing in Braxton, Upshur and Webster counties.  This means a family of four earning $52,400 or less may qualify for financial assistance if they have been impacted by illness, a loss of job or a decrease in work hours as a result of the pandemic response causing a financial hardship.  The program can help with rent/mortgage, utilities, homeless prevention, and more. 

Executive Director, Kathy McMurray explains, “The Mountain CAP Family Support Program is a payer of last resort, designed to fill the gaps not currently met in our community by other agencies.  The funding from the CARES Act allows the program to do just that, provide temporary assistance in a time when the need for support is rising and community resources could be stretched thin or are only available to lower-income families.”        

Mountain CAP has been serving citizens in West Virginia for over 55 years as a part of the Community Action Partnership network.  Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. 

Other programs of Mountain CAP include the Creative Beginnings Child Development Center, the Weatherization Assistance Program, Emergency Repair and Replacement (No Heat) Program, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, the Child Advocacy Center, the Asset Building and Collaboration (ABC) program, as well as, affordable Multi-Family Rental Housing. 

If you would like to learn more about the Mountain CAP Family Support Program or any of the agency’s other services please call 304-472-1500 or visit

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