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.
Effective February 3,2020, eligibility for Case Management is below 125% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Step 1: Please refer to this checklist for required documents and instructions on submitting an application.
Step 2: Print and complete an application for services.
Step 3: Please refer to our service location page to determine the center closest to you and application submission options.