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.
CSBG State Plan Draft
Community Services Block Grant Application and Plan Available for Public Comment
The State of Oklahoma Federal Fiscal Year 2024 & 2025 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Application and Plan is available in draft form for public comment. The public comment period regarding the draft plan will be open until August 25, 2023. Written comments concerning the draft plan may be submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Community Development Service, 900 N. Stiles Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73104, or by email to Shellie.Schlegel@OKCommerce.gov., using “CSBG State Plan Draft Comment” in the subject line.
A public hearing is scheduled for 11:00 a.m on August 22, 2023, at the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies, 605 Centennial Blvd, Edmond, OK 73013 and via Zoom at https://okcommerce.zoomgov.com/j/1609613529
Comments received after 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2023, will not be accepted.
Implementation Manual Addendums
CSBG CARES Quarterly Roundtable Trainings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.