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About the CSBG Training/Technical Assistance Resource Center

The CSBG T/TA Resource Center connects the CSBG network to training, tools, and resources designed to support their efforts in serving families with low incomes and addressing the causes and conditions of poverty in local communities. The resources on this site are developed by and for the CSBG network.

The CSBG Network is a national network of 1,000+ Community Action Agencies, State CSBG-Offices, State Associations, Tribal Organizations, National T/TA Partner organizations, and the federal Office of Community Services working together to alleviate the conditions of poverty and help families and communities achieve economic self-sufficiency.

The National Community Action Partnership

Community Action Partnership is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that provides technical assistance, training, and other resources to Community Action Agencies, nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.

The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.

The Partnership office supports local agency leaders with training and technical assistance so they can apply best practices to their work and pursue innovative strategies that strengthen families and communities; works hand in hand with our Network agencies to pursue community-wide solutions to barriers holding families back from success, particularly through our programs on Community Economic Development and Racial Equity; and is a unified voice for our members, shaping smarter federal and state proposals on how to help families succeed by lifting up solutions that work.


The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is the national association charged with advocating and enhancing the leadership role of States in the administration of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).


The NASCSP vision calls for the empowerment of individuals and families with low-incomes. NASCSP helps States attain full utilization of resources to implement an extensive array of services to individuals and families.  These include weatherization, energy assistance, child care, nutrition, employment, state energy programs, job training, asset development, and housing in urban, suburban, and rural communities.


Community Action Program Legal Services (CAPLAW) is a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) membership corporation. CAPLAW is the national legal expert for the Community Action network. Through consultations, training and resources, they equip Community Action Agencies (CAAs) with the knowledge and tools to operate as accountable and effective change agents. CAPLAW also provides guidance to federal, state and national Community Action partners on legal and financial issues affecting CAAs.


Under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Lux is proud to support Native American and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal Organizations across the country with comprehensive training and technical assistance services.

With over two decades of experience, the Lux Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Team brings a depth of commitment and the expertise to help address the unique challenges facing Native American programs and communities.


The Office of Community Services (OCS) partners with states, communities and agencies to reduce the causes of poverty, increase opportunity and economic security of individuals and families and revitalize communities. OCS administers CSBG at the federal level.


OCS’s main goals are to:

  • Serve the economic and social needs of individuals and families with low-incomes;
  • Provide employment and entrepreneurial opportunities;
  • Promote individual economic opportunity and security through the creation of full-time, permanent jobs;
  • Support asset building strategies for individuals and families with low-incomes, such as savings, increasing financial capability, and securing assets;
  • Assist community development corporations in utilizing existing funding for neighborhood revitalization projects;
  • Provide financial and technical resources to state, local, and public and private agencies for economic development and related social service activities; and
  • Provide energy assistance to households with low-incomes.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities.

Grants Are Available To: CSBG funding supports projects that:
  • States
  • The District of Columbia
  • The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Territories
  • Federally and state-recognized Indian Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Community Action Agencies
  • Migrant and seasonal farm workers’ agencies
  • Other organizations specifically designated by the states
  • Lessen poverty in communities
  • Address the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless, migrants and the elderly
  • Provide services and activities addressing employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services and/or health

In addition, discretionary grants are available at the statewide or local level, or for associations with demonstrated expertise in addressing the needs of low-income families, such as Community Action Agencies (CAAs).

Working together, agencies increase their capacity to achieve results. Partnerships among supporters and providers of services play a large role in the successful implementation of CSBG grants. To find CSBG-funded Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in your area, please click on the link Find Your CAA.

National and Regional T/TA Partners



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Meliora Partners

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Lux Consulting

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RPIC and State Associations

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Additional Links



Healthy Homes Initiative

Healthy Homes Initiative

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National Alliance for Sustainable Communities

Headstart T/TA

Headstart T/TA