Community Services Block Grant
CSFA Number: 420-70-0091
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
23-1
Agency Contact
Adrian Angel
217-785-3498
Adrian.Angel@Illinois.gov
Short Description
The CSBG program provides funds to the state’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to carry out locally designed programs providing a range of services and activities that have measurable impacts on the causes and effects of poverty. The locally designed services address education, employment, emergency services, health, housing, income management, linkages, nutrition, and self-sufficiency.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Income Security and Social Services
Enabling Legislation
Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act of 1998 P.L. 105 - 285 (42 U.S.C.A. §9901 et seq)
Objectives and Goals
The reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals to become self-sufficient.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds shall be used by the State to make grants to eligible entities (Community Action Agencies) for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals to become self-sufficient.
Eligibility Requirements
In order to receive funding an entity must be a designated Community Action Agency (CAA). Currently all 102 Illinois counties are served by a CAA. Customers at 125% of poverty may then apply for assistance at the CAA.
Eligible Applicants
Other;
Application and Award Processing
Only designated Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are eligible to apply for grant funding. CAAs must submit the required grant package to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for consideration. Award amounts are determined based solely on the percentage of poverty within the CAA service area as compared with the statewide poverty total.
Assistance Consideration
The Department receives funding annually from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based on an allocation formula.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to report on a quarterly basis using a Result Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) system to report services and the Departments Grantee Reporting System for fiscal expenditures.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards (45 CFR Part 75 et. seq.), Subpart I of the Department of Health and Human Services Block Grant Regulations (45 CFR Part 96 et. seq.), the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act of 1998 (42 U.S.C.A. §9901 et seq), the Uniform Administrative Requirement for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State, Local and Tribal Governments (45 CFR Part 92 et. seq.) (the “CSBG Act”), , the Illinois Economic Opportunity Act (20 ILCS 625), the Illinois Administrative Rules for the State Administration of the Federal Community Services Block Grant Program (47 Ill. Adm. Code 120), the Department’s Annual Consolidated Plan
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $30,346,893
FY 2016 : $31,565,198
FY 2017 : $25,519,389
FY 2018 : $32,688,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-420-023-02-1Not Applicable06/23/2017 - 07/23/2017 : 5:00 PM
Details19-420-023-02-1$259753 - $25974312/11/2018 - 01/11/2019 : 5:00 PM
Details19-420-023-02-1$152265 - $15225503/29/2019 - 04/30/2019 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
20-231036City of Chicago01/01/202012/31/202011,201,825
20-231021Community & Economic Development Association of Cook County01/01/202012/31/20203,788,637
20-231028DuPage County01/01/202012/31/20201,053,942
20-231022CAP of Lake County01/01/202012/31/20201,009,586
20-231026Two Rivers Head Start Agency01/01/202012/31/2020943,720