Small Changes lead to permanent success for families

Article By:  Ellen Leake

Newsletter   |   Oct 13, 2020

The CSBG program continues its work from being an immediate emergency assistance provider to becoming a program that really helps the families of low-income change their lives.  Although we continue to provide emergency assistance, we also assist with budgeting and in developing strategies to avoid future emergencies.  As we work with families to develop strategies to prevent future emergencies, tips such as budgeting, paying your rent first, shopping at less expensive stores, and controlling impulsive spending are helpful. Those not working are encouraged to find employment. Our employment and education programs can assist with small barriers to gaining full-time employment or better employment. How do we help? Our program can help pay for partial assistance with a CNA or CDL class or similar training.  We can also assist with buying proper clothing and shoes for a new job or providing gas for transportation to work for a week.


The Agency has been notified of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program allocations and spending has begun for Phase 37 and CARES.  The counties receiving funds are Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington. This program provides funds to assist with rent/mortgage, utilities, shelter, and food assistance.

TEAM KENTUCKY FUNDS    144 households have been assisted, total spent $54,569.56

SUMMER COOLING    3340 households have been assisted, total spent $605,500.00

SUMMER COOLING CRISIS  1644 households have been assisted, total spent $452,152.30


Official Dates for Subsidy are Nov. 2nd  through Dec. 11th.    

We will not be using a calendar schedule for subsidy this year. Clients will continue to receive assistance by phone, email, and document drop off due to our offices being closed to the public.

COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT for 2020-2021 is underway. The results help determine the CSBG program budget for the upcoming year.

We are needing a broad range of community members to complete the survey, so please do so and feel free to share. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Link to survey: