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What is CSBG?

The CSBG Program was founded by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 under the leadership of the late President Lyndon B. Johnson. The federal grant program permits a wide range of local program activities to assist low-income participants in employment, education, better use of available income, housing, emergency assistance, community involvement, and more effective use of other programs. The primary premise of the CSBG Program is to identify barriers that impede one's quest for self-sufficiency and seek to reduce/eliminate said barriers. It is our desire to provide services to our community that will promote

self-sufficiency and that will allow our community to flourish.

Who Do We Serve?

We serve low-income families in Onslow, Duplin, and New Hanover counties by empowering them to become economically and socially self-sufficient.

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What is the Goal of the CSBG Program?

Although we are not an emergency assistance program, the goal of the CSBG Program is to reduce dependency upon Federal and State programs while promoting healthy inter dependency on communal resources and increasing the total family income. By strengthening the emphasis on employment and promoting personal responsibility, families can and will move out of poverty.

What Services Does the Family Self-Sufficiency Program Offer?

The Community Services Block Grant/Family Self Sufficiency Program provides comprehensive services to families living at or below poverty. The following areas of assistance are available:

 Employment Support/Job Placement

  Educational Training

   Standard Housing Placement

       Rent Deposit/Assistance

      Utility Deposit/Assistance

      Child Care Assistance

       Medical Assistance

       Fuel Assistance

      Transportation Assistance

       Financial Management

      Personal Development

Requirements for Enrollment

Interested persons must be income eligible and be willing to set goals and follow through.

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