Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
Program Guidance

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Client Eligibility and Documentation

Program Year 2014 Income Limits for CSBG
(effective January 22, 2014)
Persons in family 100% of Federal Poverty
Income Guidelines
125% of Federal
Poverty Income
1 $11,670 $14,588
2 $15,730 $19,663
3 $19,790 $24,738
4 $23,850 $29,813
5 $27,910 $34,888
6 $31,970 $39,963
7 $36,030 $45,038
8 $40,090 $50,113
Families with
more than 8
add $4,060 for each
additional person
add $5,075 for each additional person

For CSBG PY 2014, beginning January 1, 2014, eligibility for CSBG will remain at 125% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 14, Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Data Collection and Reporting

Monthly Reporting

National Performance Indicators

Case Management Manual

Case Management Manual – May 2011 (DOC)


Training and Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance


Requests for Training and Technical Assistance

Community Affairs Training Staff is providing quality training and technical assistance to CSBG subrecipients. Please submit training and technical assistance requests and or questions using the links below.

Additional Requirements for CSBG Eligible Entities Only

Open Government Requirements

Community Needs Assessment

CSBG Community Needs Assessment Guide (PDF) or (DOC)

Community Action Plans

Allocations, Budget Forms, Public Hearing Forms and Board Certification

CSBG Board Information

CSBG Board of Directors Roster Form (DOC)

National Survey