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Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Awards

$401,042,957

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: Community Economic Development & Rural Community Programs
CFDA Number
93.570

Objectives: To support program activities to alleviate the causes of poverty in distressed communities which: (1) assist businesses in creating jobs for low-income individuals, i.e., develop employment and business development opportunities for low-income individuals; (2) create a better standard of living for rural low-income individuals in terms of water and waste water treatment. Currently, the Office of Community Services is funding the Community Economic Development Program (CED) (including a program with emphasis on Social Enterprises) and the Rural Community Development Program for Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems (RCD). The CED program provides grants to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) for projects designed to address the economic needs of individuals and families with low income through the creation of employment and business opportunities. The CED program seeks to fund projects that address the personal and community barriers that must be overcome to help individuals with low incomes become self-sufficient. The RCD program provides grants to multi-state, regional, private, and non-profit organizations for projects designed to provide training and technical assistance to low-income rural communities in developing and managing affordable, safe water and wastewater treatment facilities.

 
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