Community Services Block Grant Program


The Community Services Block Grant Program provides funds to support services and activities that are designed to assist low-income families to become self-sufficient.  Services are provided through the 16 Community Action Agencies in the state.

Eligibility: Based on current OMB poverty income guidelines

Assistance: Available at the local Community Action Agency

The Community Services Block Grant Program helps low-income persons to become more independent by:

  • Providing a range of services through local community action agencies to enable persons of low-income to become more employable, better educated, better trained to handle their finances, improve their housing, make use of social and human services available to serve them, and to get involved in improving their community.
  • Providing funds to enable low-income persons to get involved in economic development activities.
  • Providing emergency assistance to low-income individuals to recover from non-insured disasters.
  • Providing funds to develop innovative approaches at the state and local levels to meet nutritional needs of low-income individuals.

Related Documents

The following documents are available in Adobe PDF format. For additional information, call 501-682-8719.

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Federal Poverty Guidelines | 2017  ​PDF
Arkansas Community Action Agencies