The municipality has three National High Schools and one Catholic-run high school. It has 31public elementary schools and one elementary school owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. There are also five nursery and kindergarten schools.
It has three technical-vocational schools namely: ICI-Kapatagan, Lanao School of Science and Technology Inc. (LSSTI), Information Technology College (ITC).
The Municipality runs a tertiary level municipal hospital and hosts the province-owned Kapatagan District Hospital serving not only the residents of Kapatagan but those of neighboring towns like Sapad, Lala and Sultan Naga Dinaporo in Lanao del Norte and some residents from Aurora in Zamboanga del Sur.
Augmenting the demands of over 200 thousand clienteles from these areas are privately-owned hospitals like Gatchialian, Yu and Cruz hospitals.
Kapatagan Emergency Response Team (KERT) is composed of contractual and regular employees of the Municipality who are at the frontline of climate change education, trainings and rescue operations during man-made and natural disasters. It closely works with Emergency Response Units (ERU) of the 33 barangays.
Public Attorney’s Office
PAO holds office at the second floor of the Municipal Hall. It has two fulltime lawyers who are assisted by two clerks.
Environment and Solidwaste Management
The municipality has just approved its 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan. Municipal Recovery Facilities (MRFs) are being set up in every purok in Barangay Poblacion, being the most populated barangay. The rest of 32 barangays are currently setting up their own MRFs too.
A landfill is to be set up this year in a four-hectare lot in Barangay Suso following a closure plan for the current dumping site at Barangay Curvada. In said land fill non-biodegradable waste will be brought. Recyclables will either be sold to junk shops or processed for other important products. Residual ones will be treated and buried.
Organic Fertilizer Processing Facility and SOA School
To be accomplished in the middle of 2015 is the municipality’s Organic Fertilizer Processing Facility and Sustainable Organic Agriculture Learning School in Barangay Bel-is. This facility will process from Poblacion’s daily 5 ton biodegradable wastes into organic fertilizers. Its finished product will be sold to farmers in a discounted rate.
Aside from this function, this facility will serve a learning center for the farmers and interested individuals who would like to learn the theories and practices of sustainable organic agriculture. Accredited lecturers and experts from the academe and non-government organizations will serve the center’s battery of educators. Courses on animal and crop sciences and environment will be offered.
At present, the Cathedral Falls spring is now developed into three pumping stations and are being managed by the Kapatagan Water District (KAPWD). These stations supply potable water to several barangays of Kapatagan and as far as the neighboring barangays Lala municipality. This project was realized through the assistance of the Local Waterworks and Utilities Administration (LWUA), and the AUSAID-GEM (Australian State Agency for International Development-Growth with Equity in Mindanao). Last year it effectively served more than 4,000 consumers in Lala and Kapatagan municipalities.
Most of the barangays especially those in the upland have recently availed of level II water systems from KALAHI-CIDSS of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).