Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

SETA is the designated Community Action Agency for Sacramento County for the provision of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) services. CSBG funding originates with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and remains one of the last remaining efforts of the War on Poverty. The purpose of the CSBG program is to reduce the incidence and effects of poverty and empower low-income families and individuals to become self-sufficient. The program operates through neighborhood-based organizations that provide resources and services to produce measurable impacts on the causes and symptoms of poverty experienced by challenged families and communities.

CSBG provides a range of services to assist low-income people in attaining the skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The program also provides low-income people with immediate life necessities such as emergency food, shelter, transportation, and access to available community resources.

In Sacramento County, programs funded through CSBG strive to eliminate the conditions of poverty affecting the county’s low-income residents. They provide case management, emergency shelter, transportation, emergency food, and counseling services for at-risk youth, frail elderly, disabled persons, low-income families, and the homeless. Only Sacramento County residents that meet federal poverty income guidelines are eligible for CSBG services.

CSBG Service Providers

Elk Grove Adult and Community Education
8401 B-Gerber Road,
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 793-2319

CSBG Emergency services include:  food assistance, transportation assistance, employment supports, utility assistance and eviction avoidance.

CSBG case-managed services are offered to low-income adults seeking employment.

Sacramento Works Job Center Hours:
8 am – 4:30 pm (M – F)

Folsom Cordova Community Partnership (FCCP)
10665 Coloma Road, Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 361-8684

CSBG Emergency services include:  food assistance, transportation assistance, employment supports, utility assistance, off-site shelter, diapers, and eviction avoidance.

9:00 am – 5:30 pm (M – W – F)
9:00 am – 6:30 pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

** Services are provided on specific days; please call for details.

International Rescue Committee
2020 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 482-0120

CSBG case-managed services are offered to low-income adults seeking employment, and to immigrant youth through a mentoring and education program.

9 am – 5 pm (M-F)
Closed Saturdays & Sundays

La Familia Counseling Center
5523 34th Street
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 452-3601

CSBG case-managed services are offered to youth through a mentoring and support program.  Referral only.

My Sister’s House
Sacramento, CA
(916) 428-3271

CSBG Emergency services include:  utility assistance, assistance with first month’s rent, and eviction avoidance for low-income women and their children who have been affected by domestic violence.

8:30 am – 5:30 pm (M – F) with 24-hour crisis line

** My Sister’s House staff provides address upon connection with client seeking services.

Opening Doors
1111 Howe Avenue, #125
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 446-2597

CSBG Emergency services include:  food and assistance with first month’s rent for low-income immigrants in Sacramento County.

River City Food Bank
1800 28th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 446-2627

CSBG emergency services help fund River City’s food distribution.

Midtown 1800 28th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816: Tuesday through Thursday 10:30-1:30
Arden Arcade 2300 Edison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821 : Fridays and Saturdays 10:30-1:30

Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center
7000 Franklin Blvd. Suite 1000
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 376-7916

CSBG case-managed services are offered to youth through a mentoring and support program.

South County Services
431 S. Lincoln Way
Galt, CA 95632
(209)-745-9174

Additional locations weekly in Walnut Grove and Isleton; call for details.

CSBG Emergency services include:  food assistance, transportation assistance, utility assistance and off-site shelter.

The Salvation Army (TSA)
3213 Orange Grove
North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 563-3700

Satellite locations at Lemon Hill Job Center (Wednesdays), The Salvation Army Alhambra Campus (Wednesdays), St. Mark’s Methodist Church (Thursdays), and St. Andrew’s Church of Citrus Heights (Thursdays).

Call: (916) 678-4010 for emergency services

CSBG emergency services include:  utility assistance, assistance with first month’s rent, eviction avoidance, and off-site shelter.

Waking the Village
Sacramento, CA
Waking the Village provides address upon connection with client seeking services
(916) 601-2979

CSBG helps to fund Waking the Village’s transitional housing program for pregnant, parenting, and LGBTQ+ youth and their children.

Women’s Empowerment
1590 North A Street
Sacramento, CA  95811
(916) 669-0730

CSBG case-managed services are offered to low-income women seeking employment.

World Relief Sacramento
4616 Roseville Road, Suite 107
North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 978-2650

CSBG case-managed services are offered to low-income refugees, women, and single mothers seeking employment.