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Community Services Block Grant

 

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

Overview

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

 

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.

  
  
2012 Elmore Autauga CAC.pdf2012 Elmore Autauga CAC
2012 Etowah Co. Community Service Program.pdf2012 Etowah Co. Community Service Program
2012 Human Resource Development Corp.pdf2012 Human Resource Development Corp
2012 Jefferson Co Committee for Economic Opp.pdf2012 Jefferson Co Committee for Economic Opp
2012 Macon Russell Community Action Agency.pdf2012 Macon Russell Community Action Agency
2012 Marion Winston Community Action Committee.pdf2012 Marion Winston Community Action Committee
2012 Mobile Community Action.pdf2012 Mobile Community Action
2012 Montgomery CAC and CDC Corp.pdf2012 Montgomery CAC and CDC Corp
2012 Organized Community Action Program Inc.pdf2012 Organized Community Action Program Inc
2012 Pickens Co CAC and CDC Inc.pdf2012 Pickens Co CAC and CDC Inc
2012 Walker Co Community Action Agency.pdf2012 Walker Co Community Action Agency
2012 Alabama Council on Human Relations.pdf2012 Alabama Council on Human Relations
2012 CAC Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa.pdf2012 CAC Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa
2012 CAC of Talladega Clay Randolph Calhoun Cleburne.pdf2012 CAC of Talladega Clay Randolph Calhoun Cleburne
2012 CAP Huntsville Madison and Limestone Counties.pdf2012 CAP Huntsville Madison and Limestone Counties
2012 Community Action Agency of NE Alabama.pdf2012 Community Action Agency of NE Alabama
2012 Community Action Agency of NW Alabama.pdf2012 Community Action Agency of NW Alabama
2012 Community Action Agency of South Alabama.pdf2012 Community Action Agency of South Alabama
2012 Community Action Partnership of North AL.pdf2012 Community Action Partnership of North AL
2012 Community Services Programs of West AL.pdf2012 Community Services Programs of West AL
2012 Eleventh Area of Alabama Opportunity Action Com.pdf2012 Eleventh Area of Alabama Opportunity Action Com

 

Contact

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