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2015 CSBG Highlights – NASCSP

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2015 CSBG Highlights

From FY14 CSBG Information System (CSBG IS) Survey

CSBG Network Participants
Over 1,000 Community Action Agencies in 99% of U.S. counties provided services to:
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  • 15.9 million low-income individuals in 6.9 million families
  • 71.43% of families served were living below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Nearly 33% of families served were in severe poverty living below 50% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
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  • 4.4 million children
  • 2.0 million people with disabilities
  • 2.3 million seniors
  • 2.4 million individuals who lacked health insurance
CSBG Network Resources
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  • The CSBG Network’s funding totaled $13.8 billion
  • $619 million CSBG dollars supported the core activities of the CSBG Network
  • Including all federal sources, the CSBG Network leveraged $21.31 per $1 of CSBG
  • For every CSBG $1, the Network leveraged $7.96 from state, local, and private sources, including the value of volunteer hours

CSBG Network National Performance Outcomes

Services and strategies provided by the CSBG Network resulted in 33.3 million outcomes for participants and communities with low incomes.  Outcomes include:

Employment
6.8 million low-income participants in CSBG Network employment initiatives obtained supports which reduced or eliminated barriers to initial or continuous employment, acquired a job, obtained an increase in employment income, or achieved “living wage” employment and benefits.

Economic Asset Enhancement and Utilization
0.4 million low-income households achieved an increase in financial assets or financial skills.

Child and Family Development
4.3 million infants, children, youth, parents, and other adults participated in developmental or enrichment programs facilitated by the CSBG Network and achieved program goals.

Independent Living for Low-Income Vulnerable Populations
3.5 million low-income vulnerable individuals received services from the CSBG Network and maintained an independent living situation as a result.

Family Stability
3.6 million participants with low incomes obtained supports which reduced or eliminated barriers to family stability through assistance from  the CSBG Network.

Emergency Assistance
9.4 million low-income individuals and families received emergency assistance from the CSBG Network.

Community Opportunities and Resources
3.8 million community opportunities or resources were improved or expanded for low-income people as a result of CSBG Network projects or partnerships with other public and private agencies.

Community Empowerment
1.1 million community members and low-income people mobilized to engage in activities that support and promote their own well-being and that of their community as a direct result of CSBG Network initiatives through maximum feasible participation.

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