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 Needs Assessment

Every three years Douglas County conducts a Community Needs Assessment to better understand the needs of low income and vulnerable Douglas County residents.  During 2017, residents and community stakeholders will be given the opportunity to participate in the process through online surveys and community listening sessions.  Data and information collected form the surveys and listening sessions will help inform  the County how to  prioritize and utilize CSBG funds.  To participate in the Community Survey please click here,. The survey will close on March 31, 2017.