Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

The purpose of the CSBG program is to provide opportunities for vulnerable residents in Douglas County to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through a collaborative and supportive framework of care.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a state program funded through a federal block grant which provides resources to assist low-income residents.  In Douglas County, this grant is administered through the CSBG Tripartite Board and County staff.  CSBG funds for the 2015-2018 program year have been allocated through the Community Action Plan to support residents working to achieve self-sufficiency through employment.  These funds may be used to provide stable housing, tools and uniforms for work, dental care, eye care, transportation to and from work, emergency utility payment and hotel vouchers.

Currently, CSBG funds support residents participating in Douglas County Cares.

Community Services Block Grant 2018-2020 Application and Plan

The 2018-2020 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Application and Community Action Plan is the three-year application and plan submitted, as required, to the State Department of Local Affairs for the use of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Community Services Block Grant.  The Application and Community Action Plan identify the strategic use of CSBG funds in assisting low-income residents of Douglas County.

A public hearing will be held on September 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. by the Board of County Commissioners, in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, to consider the adoption of the CSBG 2018-2020 CSBG Application and Community Action Plan.

Public comment on the 2018-2020 CSBG Application and Community Action Plan will be accepted in advance of the public hearing, from August 3, 2017 through September 5, 2017.  Persons interested in reviewing the Application and Plan may access it through the attachments on the left side bar or by contacting Rand Clark, Community of Care Navigator, 303-660-7460 in the Department of Community Development, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock.  Comments may be submitted to Rand Clark at the foregoing address or rclark1@douglas.co.us.  Reasonable accommodations can be provided to individuals with disabilities or those who do not speak English to ensure meaningful review of these documents or participate in the public hearing.   Arrangements for accommodations are to be made in advance by contacting Rand Clark at the address or telephone number above, and requests may include TDD/TTY/Relay number, and use of interpreters as needed.