Inter-Lakes Community Action (ICAP) was chartered in 1966 as a private non-profit Community Action Program. ICAP originally served Lake and Miner counties and has expanded since then to Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha and Moody counties.
ICAP's central office is located in Madison. There is also an office in each of the counties served to make sure people can find it.
One-third of ICAP's Board of Directors consist of representatives of the low-income, who are elected by the low-income in each county. Public officials (county commissioners) and private-sector representatives make up the other two-thirds of the Board. Each county in the service area has an equal voice on the Board, as do each of the three sectors.