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Community Services Block Grant

The Community Services Block Grant supports and funds programs and services available in your community.  The Department of Public Social Services is the designated Community Action Agency (CAA) that oversees community programs and services in Los Angeles County and manages the County's CSBG program.  

The CSBG program was originally part of the War on Poverty under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and passed by the United States Congress, which created the CAA's and established the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) to administer the local application of federal funds targeted against poverty.

The CSBG Program has a mandated advisory board under federal law called the Community Action Board (CAB) that oversees the implementation of the various social service poverty programs funded with the County’s CSBG allocation.

Want to find the CSBG services being provided near you?  Individuals/families can Click on the any of the following services categories:

 

CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

EMERGENCY

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

LEGAL

 

SENIOR AND/OR DISABLED

 

 

More program information:

2021 CSBG Highlights
"State capital building in Sacramento, California."

During the year 2021, the State of California provided Los Angeles County with $6.3 million in CSBG funds, which were utilized to provide services to over 8,900 low-income individuals with over 7,000 families through over 40 Community-Based Organizations.

Apply On-Line

The easiest and quickest way is to apply online at BenefitsCal.


Apply By Phone
You can apply by phone. Call the Customer Service Center (CSC) (866) 613-3777 to have an application mailed to you.

Apply In Person
You can apply In person at any Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) District Office or outreach site.

For more information on the CSBG Program, please feel free to contact:

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES

Community Services Block Grant Program
12860 Crossroads Pkwy South
City of Industry, CA 91746

Tel: (562) 908-5838  Fax: (562) 699-3671