S.T.A.R.S Self-Sufficiency/Community Service Block Grant

The Objective of the CSBG/STARS Self-Sufficiency Program is to assist low-income, unemployed or underemployed individuals locate employment to rise above the Federal Poverty Guidelines, thus enabling them to become Self-Sufficient. Case Managers are assigned to program participants to provide an array of services to strengthen the family to enhance their ability to attain Self-Sufficiency. The STARS Self-Sufficiency Program will work with each individual participant to become economically independent without the reliance of public assistance.

Educational Assistance

SCAP will help low-income people with tuition and/or books, so that they may further their education. This includes the provision of job skills training, employment related certifications and licensures, curriculum and/or continuing education courses in fields that could lead to employment.

Employment Assistance
SCAP also assists low-income people with job training, job search assistance, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job placement and work supports such as uniforms, steele toe boots, safety glasses and tools, for example.

Other Services

Participants may participate in the CSBG Self-sufficiency Program for up to 3 years.  During this time, a Case Manager will work with them to reach established educational and/or employment goals and to assist the participant with identifying and removing barriers to the participants self-sufficiency.

 

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be at or below 100% of poverty level, based on family size and county of residence.  The best suited applicants are those who have the desire and motivation to move beyond their current circumstances and who are both willing and able to take the necessary steps to changes their futures.

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