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Help with Increasing Employability

Published: December 15, 2014
Audience:
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Category:
Resource Guide

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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.

Services Available

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

Non-profit organizations that provide CSBG services in your area can be found here.

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.

Contact Information

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.

Last Reviewed: June 24, 2019