Community Service Block Grant
All services listed below are subject to eligibility criteria established in the currently approved CSBG Operational Plan.
Contact your local Neighborhood Service Center for details.
Assistance will be provided (if funding is available) the basic needs of elderly and disabled and will be provided only once during the contract year. Payment in the amount necessary to alleviate the crisis will be issued to the landlord, grocery store, drug store, energy supplier, vendor etc. on behalf of the eligible household. No payment will be made directly to the individual. Efforts will be made to assist families working toward the prevention of these emergencies in the future. The family must have an eviction notice or cut off notice along with an uncontrollable circumstance.
For CSBG Emergency purposes uncontrollable circumstances are:
- Elderly – 1 member of household who is 60 or above
- Child in the Home under 6
- Disabled – 1 member who is documented as disabled (must be receiving disability benefits or show documentation that they have applied for disability, or a doctor’s statement that says they are unable to work).
The maximum amount of financial assistance a household may receive under this component is $300.00 per fiscal year. If the emergency need exceeds $300.00. Payment from CSBG funds will not be approved until necessary payment has been made by applicant or another source to ensure that the crisis will be alleviated.