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Community Services Block Grant


See below for more information on the Community Services section:
​Organizational Standards
Funding Information, Documents and Links​
Alabama CSBG Information System Reports​



CSBG Application and Two Year State Plan - FY 2015 and FY 2016

Comments will be accepted through August 25, 2014. To comment, email


The Community Services Block Grant Act was enacted to assist low-income individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. Serving the citizens of Alabama while reducing welfare dependency is a daily function for ADECA's Community Services section. The staff help manage a variety of programs and community activities to help low-income citizens become gainfully employed and improve their quality of life.

The activities in the Community Service Block Grant Program include but are not limited to the following:

  • To secure and retain meaningful employment
  • To encourage and enhance economic development
  • To attain an adequate education
  • To make better use of available income
  • To obtain and maintain adequate housing and suitable living environment
  • To obtain emergency assistance through loans or grants to meet immediate and urgent individual and family needs including the need for health services, nutrition, food, housing and employment related assistance
  • To remove obstacles and solve problems which block the achievement of self-sufficiency
  • To achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community
  • To make more effective use of other programs related to the purpose of the Community Services Block Grant Act
  • To enhance youth and family development, including after school child care and youth mediation
  • To provide an emergency basis for the provision of such supplies and services, nutritious foodstuffs, and related necessary to counteract conditions of starvation and malnutrition among the poor
  • To coordinate and establish linkages between governmental and other social services programs to assure the effective delivery of services to low income individuals

In accordance with the Community Services Block Grant Act, Alabama’s 21 Community Action Agencies will assist in meeting the needs of whole family structure as well as addressing the needs of an individual in the areas of:

  • Customer/client evaluations and assessments
  • Information and referral based on client needs for education, employment or other assistance services (some services and assistance provided in house)
  • Job readiness and skills counseling
  • Limited skill development computers, day care and others (not all agencies)
  • Job placement and development with local employers
  • Employability skills orientation and classes
  • Limited on-the-job training (not all agencies)
  • Programs for youth and family development
  • Day Care and Head start services (not all agencies)
  • After school and summer programs for youth
  • Transportation (not all agencies)
  • Emergency and special needs
  • Client/customer case management, follow-up/tracking and results management


Organizational Standards

The State of Alabama is proposing to implement the new CSBG Organizational Standards as part of the 2015 program year.  The following information includes the draft monitoring tool, the proposed implementation schedule, and a link to the most current information regarding the progress at the federal level.  Questions and comments should be directed to Rhoda Tally ar 334-242-5412 or Maureen Neighbors at 334-242-5467.

Organizational Standards State Monitoring tool

Alabama Organizational Standards Implementation Schedule

Link to Office of Community services Organizational Standards IM Draft


Funding Information, Documents and Links

Funding for this program comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Community Services. ADECA receives about $12 million annually, and 95 percent of the grant funding is distributed to 21 Community Action Agencies statewide.

Click here for a list of the Community Action Agencies and their service areas.

Read the FY 2013 and 2014 State Plan

CSBG Policies and Procedures

To ensure that these agencies stay in compliance with regulations, ADECA staff monitor each agency every three years. We use this "Field Review Instrument" in our monitoring activities.

Click here for the federal Community Services Block Grant website.


Alabama CSBG Information System Reports

The following reports provide detailed reports of expenditures and statistics related to services provided by each agency.

2013 Human Resource Development Corp.PDF2013 Human Resource Development Corp
2013 Jefferson Co Cimmittee for Economic Opportunity.PDF2013 Jefferson Co Cimmittee for Economic Opportunity
2013 Macon Russell CAA.PDF2013 Macon Russell CAA
2013 Marion Winston CAC.PDF2013 Marion Winston CAC
2013 Mobile Community Action.PDF2013 Mobile Community Action
2013 Montgomery CAC and CDC.PDF2013 Montgomery CAC and CDC
2013 Organized Community Action Program.PDF2013 Organized Community Action Program
2013 Pickens Co CAC and CDC.PDF2013 Pickens Co CAC and CDC
2013 Walker Co CAA.PDF2013 Walker Co CAA
2013 Alabama Council on Human Relations.PDF2013 Alabama Council on Human Relations
2013 CA of Etowah County.PDF2013 CA of Etowah County
2013 CAA of Central Alabama.PDF2013 CAA of Central Alabama
2013 CAA of Northeast Alabama.PDF2013 CAA of Northeast Alabama
2013 CAA of Northwest Alabama.PDF2013 CAA of Northwest Alabama
2013 CAA of South Alabama.PDF2013 CAA of South Alabama
2013 CAA of Talladega Clay Randolph Calhoun Cleburne.PDF2013 CAA of Talladega Clay Randolph Calhoun Cleburne
2013 CAC Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa.PDF2013 CAC Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa
2013 CAP Huntsville Madison Limestone Counties.PDF2013 CAP Huntsville Madison Limestone Counties
2013 CAP of North Alabama.PDF2013 CAP of North Alabama
2013 CSP of West Alabama.PDF2013 CSP of West Alabama
2013 Eleventh Area of AL Opportunity Action Com.PDF2013 Eleventh Area of AL Opportunity Action Com



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