Performance Improvement 2008. How Does Outcome Performance of State and Local Community Services Block Grant Agencies Impact the Lives of Low-income Americans?


States´ success promoting individual and community economic advancement was evaluated as required by statute. This study examined Fiscal Year 2004 program outcome information from all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The study examined the impact of CSBG programs and activities on families and communities using 12 National Performance Indicators (NPI) which covered such areas as: employment; assets; community improvement, revitalization, and quality of life; community empowerment; partnerships; independent living; emergency assistance; and child and family development. The use of the NPI enabled State and local eligible entities receiving CSBG funds to report program outcomes reflecting the anti-poverty work performed in more than 1,000 communities.

As a result of CSBG assistance low-income participants were assisted:

  • 3,313,789 participants obtained food assistance,
  • 378,120 existing housing units were improved or preserved through construction weatherization, or rehabilitation,
  • 156,366 households participated in tax credits,
  • 126,821 participants obtained health care services,
  • 105,072 organizations worked to promote anti-poverty outcomes,
  • 103,088 participants obtained child care for pre-school children or dependents,
  • 103,057 unemployed people obtained a job,
  • 101,206 households obtained $33,434,237 in child support payments,
  • 72,810 people with jobs obtained a salary increase,
  • 56,283 people obtained pre-employment skills with certificates or diplomas,
  • 44,101 households opened savings plans,
  • 30,776 people completed Adult Basic Education or GED coursework and received certificates or diplomas, and
  • 5,645 people were helped to purchase their own homes.

Contributing to this effort were 44,058,304 hours of volunteer services to CSBG programs.

Report Title: Performance Measurement Report Fiscal Year 2004. Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor:
ACF-OCS, Office of Community Services
Federal Contact:
Anita Wright, 202-690-5660
National Association for State Community Services Programs
PIC ID: 8596

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