The CSBG Self-sufficiency program helps low-income people, living at or below the federal poverty income guidelines, to increase their incomes and become self-sufficient. Resources are focused on specific poverty issues, as determined at the community-level. During this funding cycle those issues are education and employment.
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.
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.
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.
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.