Community Services Block Grant Program

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The California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) is administering a program for low-income Native American People residing off-reservation through a subcontract agreement with the Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. Funding is provided through the State Office of Economic Opportunity, Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), American Indian Set-Aside, and is designed
to provide a wide range of services.

In order to be determined eligible for direct services, one must:

  • Provide proof of Native American heritage
  • Be in a poverty-level household
  • Be an off-reservation resident of one of the following counties:
 
Alpine
El Dorado
Lassen
Modoc
Sacramento
Sutter
 
Amador
Fresno
Madera
Mono
Shasta
Tehama
 
Butte
Glenn
Mariposa
Nevada
Sierra
Tuolumne
 
Calaveras
Inyo
Mendocino
Placer
Solano
Yolo
 
Colusa
Lake
Merced
Plumas
Stanislaus
Yuba

 

CSBG Program goals include:

  • • secure and retain meaningful employment
  • • attain an adequate education
  • • make better use of available income
  • • obtain and maintain adequate housing and suitable living environment
  • • remove obstacles and help to solve problems which block the achievement of self-sufficiency
  • • obtain emergency assistance to meet the immediate and urgent needs of the family
  • • make more effective use of other programs related to the purpose of the Federal and State CSBG laws and of the efforts by other entities in the private sector to alleviate poverty in the American Indian communities

 

Direct services include:

  • • Nutrition services for limited food resources.
  • • Utility Assistance: prevent disconnection of utilities or to restore services.
  • • Housing Assistance: prevent eviction, to obtain suitable housing, or provide assistance to homeless families transitioning to permanent housing.
  • • Education Assistance: purchase books, supplies, or tuition for basic skills/GED education when financial aid has not been received.
  • • Employment Assistance: purchase employment required clothing, fees, or dues when no other program is available; to purchase books, supplies, or tuition for vocational training when financial aid has not been received.

 

Other services include:

  • • Information and referral
  • • Forms assistance/application assistance
  • • Counseling and outreach
  • • Linkage to other service providers (local and statewide)
  • • Workshops on financial planning, nutritious meal planning and preparing a shopping list from planned meals.

 

EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) was established in 1983 by U.S. Congress with the intent of supplementing local efforts to provide emergency food and shelter to people during economic emergencies with funding through the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) received EFSP funding for Sacramento County and Yolo County which supplements the CSBG Program nutrition assistance services for these counties. Food vouchers are issued through the CSBG application process until this supplemental funding is exhausted for each funding cycle.

(916) 564-4053 | (800) 432-2724 | TTY: (800) 748-5259 | FAX: (916) 564-2345

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor.
CIMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.