Administers the federal Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG), awards funds to agencies for provision of health, education, employment and housing and other services to low-income population of New Jersey. Ninety percent of the annual allocation must go to designated community action agencies (CAA's). 

Assistance Provided To:

Private nonprofit organizations and Public agencies.

Type of Assistance:


Funding Source:

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Award Period:

October 1 to September 30.

Procedure for Applying:

Submission of an application.


Kate Butler - (609) 633-6265  


List of Designated Community Action Agencies in New Jersey 

NJ Community Action Agencies 2014 outcomes [pdf 178kB]

Application and Program Information:  

Additional Information:
Completing the Annual IS Survey [pdf 123kB]
CSBG Draft State Plan for FFY 16 [pdf 161kB]
FY 2014-2015 Community Service Block Grant Biennial State Plan [pdf  792kB]
Report on Best Practices/Lessons Learned from a Consultancy Experience with the National Executive Service Corps (NESC) [pdf 15kB]

What services are provided through CSBG?  
Who is eligible for assistance?
Innovative programming supported through CSBG 
For more Information 
Related Links  

What services are provided through CSBG?

Since its inception in 1964, CSBG funds have been utilized to help low-income individuals move towards self-sufficiency. The programs receiving CSBG funds provides services in the following nine categories:

1. Employment
2. Education
 Emergency Services

Who is eligible for assistance?

Non-profit agencies, housing authorities, municipalities, counties and neighborhood organizations with 501[c]3 status who serve low-income persons, are eligible for funding. However, by law, ninety percent (90%) of program funds must go to designated CAA's.

Innovative programming supported through CSBG:

  • Community Gardens
  • Governor's Neighborhood Leadership Initiative
  • Senior Assisted Living and Day Care
  • Community Organizing and Local Community Planning
  • Gleaning
  • Individual Development Accounts
  • Community Health Care Centers

Assistance to special populations (Migrant farm workers, former correctional inmates and their families, etc.)

For More Information:

CSBG Resource Specialist
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
Division of Community Resources
PO Box 811, 5th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0811
(609) 633-6265 
E-mail: csbgprograms

Related Links: 

Administration for Children & Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families- Office of Community Services (Federal) 
Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia
Community Action Partnership 
Community Action Program Legal Services
National Association for State Community Services Providers
Low Income Home Energy Assistance
Weatherization Assistance Program
Universal Service Fund
Housing Assistance Program
Head Start
NJ Head Start 
NJ Workforce Investment Board

End Hunger Program