Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is a federally funded program that provides formulaic grants to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities. Colorado has 31 eligible local entities working under nine CSBG federal objectives including employment, education, income management, housing, emergency services, nutrition, linkages with other programs, self sufficiency, and health. 

CSBG is not open for applications, it is provided to already established eligible entities across Colorado. 


Annual Allocation

Per statute, 90% of CSBG funds are allocated to the 31 eligible entities, while 5% is for administration and 5% is for discretionary awards. DOLA prioritizes the training, technical assistance and capacity needs of its CSBG grantees as the primary priority for discretionary funding.


2018 Draft CSBG Colorado Model State Plan

A public hearing on this plan will be held as part of our statewide conference on poverty on Thursday, August 10th at Elevation Hotel in Crested Butte, CO at 12:15pm.

There is a teleconference call scheduled for CSBG grantees on Wednesday, August 16th at 10:30am. 
Call-in: 719-955-1371 Code: 196413. Webinar:

The public comment period for this two-year plan runs from Monday, August 7th - Friday, August 18th. All comments will be summarized and included in our state plan submission. Please submit comments directly to


Program Contacts

Sarah Grazier
CSBG Program Manager
(303) 864-7896

Leslie Krupa
Program Coordinator
(303) 864-8431