Community Services Block Grant (CSBG):

This program operates under six national goals that focus on helping individuals and families to become self-sufficient, increasing agency collaboration and promoting community enhancement.
Community Action’s mission is to provide opportunities to the poor by combining, organizing and adjusting the available resources so that programs are tailored to the genuine needs of low-income people and communities.  Services may include:

  • Tax Assistance
  • Employment Support
  • Housing Assistance
  • Access to Food & Nutrition
  • Utility Assistance (Gas and Water)


Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 125% of the Poverty Income Guidelines*

Effective October 1, 2017

People in the household 125%
1 $15,075
2 $20,300
3 $25,525
4 $30,750
5 $35,975
6 $41,200
7 $46,425
8 $51,650
For each additional person in the household with more than 8 people, add: $5,225

*The above figures are based on the 2017 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2017.


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