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The Community Services Block Grant
provides funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities.
The Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program is a federally funded grant program created by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981. The program aims to combat poverty on a community level by removing the barriers of self-sufficiency clients may encounter.
The CSBG provides a range of services and activities designed to assist individuals in areas such as education, employment, nutrition, housing, health services, and income assistance.
The Division of Community Services distributes CSBG funds to bring together local resources and stimulate community participation into opportunities for self-sufficiency using the case management approach.
Eligibility for CSBG is based on income and depends of the applicants willingness to achieve self-sufficiency and/or family stability. CSBG benefits will vary depending on the need. Case management may not be required for elderly and disabled persons.
Pre-applications for assistance must be completed online. Appointment letters will be mailed to applicants after the pre-application has been received.