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Community Services Block Grant Programs

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides core funding to local agencies to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities and to empower low-income families to become self-sufficient.

CSBG is a federal, anti-poverty block grant which funds the operations of a state-administered network of local agencies. The Oklahoma CSBG network consists of 18 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) that create, coordinate and deliver programs and services to low-income Oklahomans in all 77 counties.

Community representation and accountability are hallmarks of the CSBG network, where agencies are governed by a tripartite board. This board structure consists of elected public officials, representatives of the low-income community, and appointed leaders from the private sector.

This Contractor Implementation Manual contains requirements and forms related to the Commerce Weatherization Program. Please refer to the Weatherization section for current forms and requirements.

CSBG CARES Quarterly Roundtable Trainings

Individual + Family Assistance

If you need assistance as an individual or family, contact your local Community Action Agency (CAA) for help. 

Program Assistance

Technical assistance regarding eligibility, application guidelines, and other information pertaining to CSBG programs is available upon request. Contact Shellie Schlegel at 405-568-8195 or shellie.schlegel@okcommerce.gov.


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