Community Services Block Grant

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is an appropriation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help communities address poverty. States are allocated money on a formula basis and are directed to fund eligible entities statewide to address the issues of poverty within their communities. Utah has nine community action agencies that receive funding from CSBG. Every county in the state is served by one of these agencies.

CSBG eligible entities operate under the direction of a tripartite board comprised of elected officials, low-income individuals, and representatives from the private sector. These boards are charged with identifying the root causes of poverty in their communities and creating pathways to economic improvement for families and to stronger communities overall.

CSBG CARES Supplemental State Plan

FY23-FY24 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