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Help with Managing Finances and Income Management

Published: December 15, 2014
Audience:
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Category:
About, Data

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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 income management services are examples of services provided by CSBG- funded community organizations:

  • Development of household assets, including savings;
  • Assistance with budgeting techniques;
  • Consumer credit counseling;
  • Business development support;
  • Homeownership support;
  • Tax counseling and tax preparation assistance;
  • Energy conservation and energy consumer education programs, including weatherization; and/or
  • Assistance for the elderly with claims for medical and other benefits.

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.