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CSBG Annual Report Statistical Report FY 2006

Highlights Community Services Block Grant Information System (CSBG/IS)

Published: August 29, 2012
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
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authority, eligibility, grant review, guidelines, participant, poverty

Community Services Block Grant Information System (CSBG/IS)
Statistical Report, FY 2006


FY 2006 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network Resources

In the FY 2006 CSBG/Information System Survey, 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia reported that:

• Their CSBG local networks were made up of 1,073 local eligible entities, of which 89%
were Community Action Agencies (CAAs);

• The local agencies used CSBG funding for their core operations and for developing and
coordinating programs to fight poverty in 99% of the counties in the U.S.;

• The CSBG local network’s funding from all sources totaled more than $11 billion;

• About $561 million came from the federal block grant that supports the core activities of the
state and local CSBG network, and $1.2 billion was from private sources;

• In other words, every CSBG dollar was matched by $18.73 from all other sources.

• Volunteers provided more than 44 million hours of support, the equivalent of about 21,187
full-time employees’ annual labor. If valued at only the minimum wage, the volunteers’
time was worth almost $227 million.

CAAs used FY 2006 Block Grant funding to leverage state, local and private resources:

• Every CSBG dollar was matched by $5.47 from state and local governments and private
sources combined; and

• If the value of the volunteer hours at only the minimum wage were included, this figure
would be $5.87.

FY 2006 CSBG Program Participants
CSBG/IS data on CAA program participants indicated that the CAAs provided services to:

• More than 15 million individuals who were members of more than 7 million low-income families;
o which included approximately 22% of all persons in poverty in 2006.

• More than 3 million families who had incomes at or below their HHS Poverty Guideline;
o 31% of them were “severely poor,” as they had incomes below 50% of their Poverty Guideline.

• More than 1.6 million “working poor” families who relied on wages or unemployment insurance
and, collectively, made up 45% of all program participants.

• Almost 1.3 million families in which at least one family member was a retired worker.

• More than 404,000 families receiving TANF. They equaled 23% of all TANF families nationwide.

• More than 1.3 million families that were headed by single mothers.

CAAs’ programs served:

• About 4 million children;

• Almost 1.8 million adults who had not completed high school;

• More than 1.2 million people with disabilities; and

• Almost 2.8 million people who lacked health insurance.


Community Services Block Grant Statistical Report – FY 2005
National Association for State Community Services Programs