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CSBG Annual Report Statistical Report FY 2005

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

Published: August 29, 2012
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Community Services Block Grant Information System (CSBG/IS)
Statistical Report, FY 2005


FY 2005 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network Resources

In the FY 2005 CSBG/Information System Survey, 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia reported that:
 Their CSBG local networks were made up of 1,086 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 network’s funding from all sources totaled almost $9.9 billion;

• Nearly $584 million came from the federal Block Grant that supports the core activities of the state and local CSBG network, and just under a billion was from private sources; and

• Volunteers provided almost 52 million hours of support, the equivalent of about 24,480 full-time employees’ annual labor. If valued at only the minimum wage, the volunteers’ time was worth more than $266 million.

CAAs used FY 2005 Block Grant funding to leverage state, local and private resources:

• Every CSBG dollar was matched by $15.90 from all other sources; and

• $5.40 of that match came from state and local governments or private sources; this figure includes the value of the volunteer hours at the minimum wage.

FY 2005 CSBG Program Participants
CSBG/IS data on CAA program participants indicated that the CAAs provided services to:

• Approximately 21% of all persons in poverty in 2005; and

• Almost 15 million individuals who were members of more than 6 million low-income families.

• Data provided by nearly 5 million families show that: .

More than 2.9 million families had incomes at or below their HHS Poverty Guideline; of these o 31% were “severely poor,” as they had incomes below 50% of their Poverty Guideline; .

More than 1.7 million were “working poor” families who relied on wages or unemployment insurance and collectively made up 43% of all program participants; .

More than 370,000 families were TANF participants. This equaled 19% of all TANF families; and .

More than 1.3 million participating families were headed by single mothers.

CAAs’ programs served:

• More than 3.7 million children;

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

• Almost 1.2 million people who were disabled; and

• More than 2.8 million who lacked health insurance.

Community Services Block Grant Statistical Report – FY 2005

National Association for State Community Services Programs

Last Reviewed: June 25, 2019