The study examined the extent to which the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network measured and reported performance outcomes of Community Action. The researchers surveyed the 50 States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and CSBG eligible entities nationally and analyzed how the CSBG Network measured and reported outcomes.
As a result of CSBG assistance, 142,641 low-income participants obtained child care in order to acquire or maintain employment, over 1.1 million low-income participants obtained food assistance, over 230,000 low-income households were helped to receive $160 million in tax credits, 13,298 low-income households were helped to obtain over $17 million in child support payments, 7,212 low-income households opened accounts and saved $4 million, just under 600,000 housing units were improved or preserved, and 52 million hours of service were volunteered to CSBG eligible entities. The use of the 12 National Performance Indicators enabled State and local CSBG eligible entities receiving CSBG funds to document program outcomes in a manner that captured the scope and depth of anti-poverty work performed in more than 1,000 communities across the nation.
Report Title: Community Services Block Grant Program Performance Measurement Report to Congress Fiscal Year 2005 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/csbg/index.html
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OCS, Office of Community Services
Federal Contact: Anita Wright, 202-690-5660
Performer: National Association for State Community Services Programs
PIC ID: 8881