Community Services Block Grant
The goal of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program is to support efforts in identifying and ameliorating or eliminating the causes of poverty and to help solve problems that block the achievement of economic self-sufficiency. CSBG funds are used to provide services to individuals and families in our core nine county area. Services include employment referrals, education, financial counseling, emergency assistance, housing and nutrition. CSBG Case managers assist families in transitioning out of poverty by providing information and referral, consultation, counseling and follow-up visits. The CSBG funds enable HCCAA to support the centralized system of management that includes the Governing Board of Directors, administrative personnel, fiscal management as well as computerized accounting and client tracking. CSBG funds also support our network of Multi-Service Senior Centers.
This program was designed to help eligible individuals become self-sufficient by assisting with their education, job search efforts, utilities, transportation costs, or other approved expenses. The Case Manager works with the client to establish clear goals that the client will work toward and document progress along the way.
Eligibility is based on household income as well as a pre-screening that is done by a Caseworker to determine whether or not individuals are ready to make the commitment that is required of Case Management participants.
Federal Poverty Guidelines:
|Program Year 2017 Income Limits for CSBG
(Effective January 24, 2017)
|Persons in Family/Household||100% of Federal Poverty Guidelines||125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines|
|Families with more than 8 persons||Add $4,180 for each additional person||Add $5,225 for each additional person|
For CSBG PY 2017, beginning January 24, 2017, eligibility for CSBG will remain at 125% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
SOURCE: Federal Register, Document Number 2017-01586, Tuesday, January 24, 2017