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Community Services Block Grant

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 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 CSBG services being provided near you?  Individuals/families can Click on the following:

2020 CSBG Agencies and Services Listing

More program information:

2019 CSBG Highlights
"State capital building in Sacramento, California."

During the year 2019, the State of California provided Los Angeles County with $6.07 million in CSBG funds, which were utilized to provide services to approximately 6,800 low-income individuals within 5,950 families through 43 Community-Based Organizations.

Apply On-Line with Your Benefits Now

The easiest and quickest way is to apply for CalWORKs online at Your Benefits Now.

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:


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

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