Community Services Block Grant

Community Services Block Grant is an appropriation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help communities address poverty issues. States are allocated money on a formula basis and are directed to fund anti-poverty agencies statewide to address the local issues of poverty within their communities. There are nine agencies statewide that receive funding from CSBG. Every county in the state is served by one of these agencies.

CSBG is a flexible source of funding for these grantees to allow each community to properly address the issues of poverty found therein. Grantees operate under the direction of a tri-partite board comprised of elected officials, business representatives, and low-income individuals. These boards are charged with identifying the specific problems in the community and developing work plans and structuring programs to address these issues.

FY19 CSBG State Plan

Utah Community Services Block Grant Policies & Procedures

CSBG Three National Goals

  • Individuals and families with low incomes are stable and achieve economic security
  • Communities where people with low incomes live are healthy and offer economic opportunity
  • People with low incomes are engaged and active in building opportunities in communities