Community Services Block Gran (CSBG) Reauthorization - HR 5129 passed the US House of Representatives on Friday, May 13, 2022 on a 246 - 169 vote.
This legislation is helpful for the 9 Community Action Agencies in Utah. It does the following:
- Establishes a broadband navigator program.
- Permanently expands 200% federal poverty guideline eligibility - ensuring better coordination with programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), weatherization, and AmeriCorps Seniors programs.
- Increasing resources for smaller states - including Utah.
Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in Utah serve over 108,981 persons with low income - helping over 23,525 to work to greater economic security and stabilizing 16,391 seniors, 11,848 persons with disabilities, and 47,120 children under 18.
Each dollars of CSBG is leverages over $14.53 of other federal, state, local, and private resources to produce 51, 291 outcomes.
CAP Utah appreciates the support of Rep. Owens for his support of bipartisan legislation that helps communities and households!