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Grants Administration

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

The purpose of the Community Services Block Grant Program is to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. Federal funds nearing $2 million annually are provided to the state’s only federally designated Community Action Agency, RurAL CAP.

RurAL CAP Programs include:

  • home weatherization
  • access to affordable housing initiatives
  • affordable childcare for working parents

Connections to services from other organizations are also provided such as:

  • medical benefits
  • food stamps
  • legal aid

RurAL CAP also helps ensure residents in economically suppressed rural areas have access to the following educational and capacity building opportunities:

  • Early learning programs which include safety, health and wellness, workforce, educational, energy cost reductions, and family development training that also helps strengthen existing programs and responds to identified community priorities.
  • Opportunities for youth engagement in community activities and in educational improvements.
  • Assistance to individuals battling social and behavioral issues. These programs include sobriety assistance, tobacco cessation, wellness, suicide prevention, environmental awareness, community pride, and life skills.

Grant Related Resources

For more information contact

Pauletta Bourne
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Location: Fairbanks
Phone: 451-2721
Fax: 451-2742

Revised 07/16/2024