The Division of Community Services directs funding to non-profit organizations dedicated to helping low-income and poor families across New York State with necessary services, including employment assistance and training, emergency food and housing, child care, home heating and much more. Community action agencies are beneficiaries of New York State’s Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds, which are administered by the Division of Community Services. In all, the Division works with communities to combat poverty among poor and low-income families.
New York State funds designated Community Action Agencies (CAAs) who work with eligible individuals to help them gain increased self-sufficiency, improved living conditions. A core tenet of CSBG is providing aervices that strengthen communities, family and local support systems.
Your local CSBG funded agency may be able to assist you in obtaining a job, find stable housing, identify reliable child care, nutritional needs or help you during a time of crisis. For further information, please click below to contact your local CAA.
All individuals and families who wish to participate in CSBG funded services must have a household income at or below 125% of the currently established Federal Poverty Guidelines.