The Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) provides federal funds to designated local governments and non-profit agencies called Community Action Agencies to assist eligible low-income households in attaining the skills, knowledge and motivation necessary to achieve self sufficiency. The agencies may provide a variety of antipoverty services such as emergency health, food, housing, day care, transportation assistance; housing counseling; financial management assistance; nutrition programs including federal surplus food distribution, community gardening projects, food banks, job counseling, placement and training services, and homeless prevention programs.
Ninety percent of the Community Services Block Grant program funds are allocated to the state's existing network of Community Action Agencies. This is a formula based grant and is not competitive.
Household Income Limits
Client households must meet 125% of the United States Department of Health and Human Services' low-income poverty guidelines and allowable and unallowable sources of income.
2011 - 2012 Household Income Guidelines Effective April 1, 2012
|Number of People in Household ||125% of Federal Poverty Level |
|1 ||$13,963 |
|2 ||$18,918 |
|3 ||$23,863 |
|4 ||$27,813 |
|5 ||$33,763 |
|6 ||$38,713 |
|7 ||$43,663 |
|8 ||$48,613 |
|For each person over 8 people, add this amount ||$4,950 |
How To Apply for Assistance
- Contact Your Local CSBG Provider For Help
- The Department does not provide applications or direct assistance.
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