Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)


The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is committed to ensuring that persons with low income, especially those who are senior citizens or are medically homebound, have meaningful access to all programs and activities conducted or supported by local Community Action Agencies (CAA).

All energy and water assistance – as well as any interpreter services needed for applicants that experience communications barriers – are always provided at NO COST to customers. 


The purpose of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds is to allow States to provide a wide range of services to help ameliorate the causes and conditions of poverty. CSBG funding supports projects that lessen poverty in communities, and address the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless and elderly. It also provides services and activities addressing employment, education, housing, nutrition, emergency services and health.

Program Description

The Georgia CSBG program is a federally-funded program that is administered through a contractual agreement with a statewide network of twenty (20) non-profit community action agencies and three (3) county governments designated as eligible entities. Services and programs are provided to all 159 counties.

The program is governed under six broad anti-poverty goals:

  • Goal 1: Individuals and families with low income are stable and achieve economic security.

  • Goal 2: Communities where people with low incomes live are healthy and offer economic opportunity.

  • Goal 3: People with low incomes are engaged and active in building opportunities in communities.

Georgia CSBG Eligibility Requirements

The basic requirements that need to be met in order to receive services from CSBG include the following: 

  1. The applicant needs to be a U.S. citizen or legally admitted immigrant
  2. Assistance is provided for individuals at one hundred and twenty-five percent (125%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

How to contact the CSBG program in your area

You can locate the eligible entity in your area by clicking on
The State CSBG Office number is 404-657-3427.

Virtual Lobby Resources

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