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 employment services are examples of services provided by CSBG- funded community organizations:
- Support for job retention, including counseling, training, and supportive services;
- Skills training, job application assistance, resume writing and job placement; and
- On-the-job training and opportunities for work:
- Job development;
- Vocational training for high school students and the creation of internships and summer jobs; 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.