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 emergency services are examples of services provided by CSBG- funded community organizations:
- Emergency temporary housing;
- Projects to obtain rental or mortgage assistance and provide intervention with landlords;
- Projects to obtain emergency assistance through loans, grants, or other means to meet immediate and urgent family and individual needs;
- Energy crisis assistance and utility shut-off prevention;
- Emergency food, clothing, and furniture;
- Crisis intervention in response to child or spousal abuse;
- Emergency heating system repair;
- Crisis intervention telephone hotlines; and/or
- Linkages with other services and organizations to assemble a combination of short-term resources and longer-term support.
How to Receive Services/Assistance
Non-profit organizations that provide CSBG services in your area can be found at http://www.communityactionpartnership.com/index.php?option=com_spread... Visit disclaimer page.
To find CSBG-funded Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in your area, please click on the link /programs/ocs/resource/community-action-partne....
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 at /programs/ocs/resource/state-officials-and-pro....