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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program's primary purpose is to assist communities in implementing locally designed anti-poverty programs. The CSBG Program, through the state's seven Community Action Agencies (CAAs), provide various services, including emergency assistance, money management and housing counseling, self sufficiency services, case management and outreach and referral services to low income households and persons within their respective regions. The CSBG Program is also closely integrated with the low income weatherization assistance program and various other programs that serve low income people and families.

DCS, in cooperation with the CAAs, prepares an annual funding plan for the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. Federal enabling legislation requires that a minimum of 90% of the States funds be passed through to the CAAs. Funds are allocated to the regions based on several factors, including the geographic area and the percentage of low-income people within the region.

The CAA budgets and work plans are approved by DCS and the agencies are monitored by DCS for compliance with federal regulations and program rules. The North Dakota 2010-2011 CSBG State Plan is now available below for download.
2016-2017 State Plan
File Size: 146 kb

2016-2017 Application/Program Guide
File Size: 3341 kb

2014 CSBG Highlights
File Size: 184 kb

2016 Poverty Guidelines
File Size: 17 kb

2014-2015 Proposed Use of CSBG Funds
2014-2015 CSGB Legislative Summary
File Size: 270 kb

2014 2015 CSGB Executive Summary
File Size: 15 kb

2014-2015 CSBG State Plan
2014-2015 Application/Program Guide
File Size: 14786 kb

FY 2014-2015 State CSGB Application
File Size: 11562 kb

For information on local services contact the Local Community Action Agency (CAA).

North Dakota Community Action Partnership

3233 South University Drive
Fargo, ND 58104
(701) 232-2452 phone
(701) 298-3115 fax

Related Links

DHHS Poverty Guidelines

US DHHS Office of Community Services (OCS) Programs

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