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Community Services Block Grant

 

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

 

 

Draft State Plan

Draft State Plan​

Public comment period – July 29 – August 28, 2016.

Comments should be emailed to Rhoda Talley, CSBG Program Manager, at rhoda.talley@adeca.alabama.gov.

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.

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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 implemented the National Organizational Standards as part of the 2016 program year. The state, as part of the annual report, is required to report to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services the progress of each of the 21 community action agencies. ADECA staff monitor each of the agencies on-site every three years. Monthly desk reviews are used to track compliance with the organizational standards.

Organizational Standards State Monitoring tool

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 2015 and 2016 State Plan

CSBG Policies and Procedures

Click here for the federal Community Services Block Grant website.

Community Action Association of Alabama​

 

Alabama CSBG Information System Reports

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

  
  
Alabama 2015 IS Report.pdfAlabama 2015 IS Report
Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc.pdfAlabama Council on Human Relations, Inc
Community Action Agency of Central Alabama.pdfCommunity Action Agency of Central Alabama
Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama, Inc.pdfCommunity Action Agency of Northeast Alabama, Inc
Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc.pdfCommunity Action Agency of Northwest Alabama, Inc
Community Action Agency of South Alabama.pdfCommunity Action Agency of South Alabama
Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne Counties.pdfCommunity Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne Counties
Community Action Committee, Inc. Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa.pdfCommunity Action Committee, Inc. Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa
Community Action of Etowah County, Inc.pdfCommunity Action of Etowah County, Inc
Community Action Partnership Huntsville, Madison and Limestone Counties.pdfCommunity Action Partnership Huntsville, Madison and Limestone Counties
Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc.pdfCommunity Action Partnership of North Alabama, Inc
Community Services Programs of West Alabama.pdfCommunity Services Programs of West Alabama
Eleventh Area of Alabama Opportunity Action Committee.pdfEleventh Area of Alabama Opportunity Action Committee
Human Resource Development Corporation.pdfHuman Resource Development Corporation
Jefferson County Committee for Economic Oportunity.pdfJefferson County Committee for Economic Oportunity
Macon Russell Community Action Agency, Inc.pdfMacon Russell Community Action Agency, Inc
Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee, Inc.pdfMarion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee, Inc
Mobile Community Action, Inc.pdfMobile Community Action, Inc
Montgomery Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation.pdfMontgomery Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation
Organized Community Action Program, Inc.pdfOrganized Community Action Program, Inc
Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation.pdfPickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation
Walker County Community Action Agency, Inc.pdfWalker County Community Action Agency, Inc

 

Contact

Phone: (334) 242-5412​

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