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Beware of scams: The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) does not provide direct grants to individuals; CSBG does not charge a fee for receiving a grant. If you receive a message offering you a CSBG grant or requesting a fee, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477. Individuals in need of assistance can contact their local Community Action Agency for help.

Community Action Agencies

In 1964 the Economic Opportunity Act incorporated Community Action Agencies, locally controlled private nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to reduce poverty and to help low-income people become self-sufficient.

Community Action Agencies in Ohio serve all 88 counties housing income eligible Ohioans toward greater self-sufficiency.

Ohio’s Community Action Agency Network provides a broad base of programs and services tied to a formal assessment of needs in their service territories.

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  • Information/Referral
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Placement
  • On the Job Training
  • Employment Generating Projects
  • Skills Training


  • Information/Referral
  • Counseling
  • Public Education
  • Head Start
  • Day Care
  • Other Education Projects

Income Management

  • Information/Referral
  • Financial Counseling
  • Income Tax Counseling
  • Credit Unions
  • Weatherization
  • Energy Conservation Workshops
  • Community Organization


  • Information/Referral
  • Housing Counseling
  • Home Rehab/Repair
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Other Housing Projects
  • Family Development
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Cash Advance
  • Child Care

Emergency Services

  • Information/Referral
  • Cash/Loan Assistance
  • Emergency HEAP
  • Other Emergency Energy Support
  • Crisis Intervention Case Management
  • Mobilizing Goods, Services, Cash
  • Other Emergency Services
  • Homeless Assistance


  • Information/Referral
  • Surplus Food Commodities
  • Food Pantries
  • Hot Meals
  • Gardening/Canning
  • Nutrition Education
  • WIC
  • Community Organization

Other Programs

  • Information/Referral
  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Family Individual Counseling
  • Transportation
  • Elderly Projects
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Summer Youth Recreation
  • Statewide Planning and Organization
  • Advocacy


  • Medical Transportation
  • Medical or Dental Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Prevention of Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Treatment of Alcohol/Drug Use
  • Pregnancy Related Care
  • Family Planning Services
  • Rural Health Programs
  • Primary Health Care