Community Services Block Grant

Community Services Block Grant

Community Services Block Grant

Community Services Block Grant

Community Services Block Grant

Community Services Block Grant

NWTEDC Community Services programs provide assistance to income-eligible households and individuals throughout a nine-county area. A Community Service Center is located in each of the nine counties. Each center provides information and referrals to other services available at the local level.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federal grant administered through the TN Department of Human Services. CSBG enables NWTEDC to provide a range of programs, services and activities geared toward the Community Action goal of reducing and/or eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty in our rural communities. Counties served include Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley Counties. 

Programs and Services Provided:

Emergency Rent/Mortgage Assistance

For households in need of one month's past due rent/mortgage or first month's rent.

Nutrition Assistance

Support for the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to distribute USDA commodity foods quarterly in the nine-county service area.

Employment Support Services

By providing host placement opportunities for Senior Aides (SCSEP), Workforce (WIOA) recipients, and other referrals who want to gain soft skills and experience.

Case Management Services

Goal-oriented services to promote self-sufficiency provided in Benton, Carroll, Henry, and Weakley Counties.

Clothing Pantries

Located at Carroll and Gibson County sites.

Helpful Resources

CSBG Eligibility Guidelines Community Needs Assessment 2021-22 CAPLAW Chattanooga Human Services Community Action Partnership Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee Metropolitan Action Commission Mid-East Community Action Agency Mountain Valley Economic Opportunity/ETHRA National Association for State Community Service Programs [NASCSP] National Community Action Foundation Office of Management and Budget SEACAA Shelby County Community Services Agency South Central Human Resource Agency Southwest Human Resource Agency TN Association of Community Action Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency