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Community Services Block Grant Assistance

Employment, Education and Crisis Prevention Services

What is Community Services Block Grant Assistance?

Community Action Agencies provide services to bring people out of poverty. Services are provided to meet your individual needs such as employment, housing and crisis prevention. These agencies are able to provide information and referrals to other helpful resources to assist you.

Who is Eligible?

Your total household income must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The income level may change in the coming months because of the federal recovery funds coming to North Carolina. Each local agency will inform you of any additional eligibility requirements. Check back often.

2012 Poverty Income Guidelines
Family Size 100%
1 $11,170
2 $15,130
3 $19,090
4 $23,050
5 $27,010
6 $30,970
7 $34,930
8 $38,890
For families with more than 8 people, add $3,960 for each additional mwmber.

How to Apply

Contact the Community Action Agency in your service area for this information.


These services are not offered in all North Carolina communities. Look up Community Action Agencies to see if services are available.

Or contact the CARE-LINE at 1-800-662-7030 (English or Spanish). The CARE-LINE is available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, including state holidays. The number is free within North Carolina.

Deaf and hard of hearing people can dial 1-877-452-2514 (TTY). In the Raleigh area, deaf or hard of hearing people can call 919-733-4851 (TTY).




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