The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) supports projects that:
- Lessen poverty in communities
- Address the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless, migrants and the elderly
- Provide services and activities addressing employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services and/or health.
The following education services are examples of services provided by CSBG- funded community organizations:
- Adult education, including courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) and General Education Development (GED) preparation;
- Child care classes, providing both child development instruction and support for working parents or home child care providers;
- Alternative opportunities for school dropouts and those at risk of dropping out;
- Scholarships for college of technical school;
- Guidance about adult education opportunities in the community;
- Programs to enhance academic achievement of students in grades K-12; and/or
- Other specialized adult employment training.
How to Receive Services/Assistance
To find CSBG-funded Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in your area, please click on the link here.
CSBG funds are not awarded directly to individuals.
Each State designates a Lead CSBG Agency to manage and administer CSBG funds to various non-profit organizations throughout the State. Information on how to contact your state’s Lead CSBG Agency can be found here.