CSBG Emergency Assistance

Community Service Block Grant

CSBG LogoThe Community Service Block Grant, or CSBG, is federal funding that is provided to states and local agencies to address poverty at the community level. The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments provides CSBG funding to four Counties: Fremont, Custer, Chaffee, and Lake. UAACOG provides services directly to Fremont and Chaffee Counties and subcontracts CSBG funds to Custer and Lake Counties.

This funding is available to the community who meet the income guideline requirement of 200% the federal poverty level. The purpose of this funding is to support individuals and families in financial stability and to recover from an emergency. Our scope of service includes rent, mortgage, utilities (this includes propane and firewood), medical bills and equipment, dental care, vision, minor car repairs and work-related equipment.

This grant is a onetime payment, once in five years per applicant or family, not ongoing payments. We work very closely with other local agencies and resources to further assist an individuals or family’s needs. CSBG cannot pay for deposits.

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CSBG Emergency Funds - The total number of the families served in our counties in 2022 was 101; the number of individuals in the household was 243.

Fremont and Chaffee County

  • Samantha Hughes (CSBG Coordinator/ Administrator)
  • 3224-A Independence Rd. - Cañon City, Colorado 81212
  • samantha.hughes@uaacog.com
  • (719) 275-1675 x 104

Custer County

  • Laura Lockhart
  • Custer County Department of Human Services
  • 205 S. 6th Street - Westcliffe, Colorado 81252
  • laura.lockhart@state.co.us

Lake County

Please ensure that all documents that are requested are with your application at the time you turn them in. Incomplete applications or applications without supporting documents will not be accepted or denied. You must include all income in the household.

If requesting utility assistance, a utilities disclosure form must also be submitted. Please also fill out a zero-income statement for anyone in the household over 18 with no income.

CSBG Emergency Assistance

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