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      Hugh Poole
      CSBG Program Manager
      Ph: (785) 217-2044
      Fax: (785) 232-8084


      Find answers to
      frequently asked

Forms and Publications

      View the CSBG State Plan,
      policy manual, certifications
      and other important forms.

Additional Resources

      Find additional CSBG
      resources to fight
      poverty in your

What CSBG Does

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides core funding for the nation’s only poverty fighting network and is a primary source of identity for more than a thousand Community Action Agencies at work in rural and urban communities across America.  There are eight Community Action Agencies within the State of Kansas.  Seven are private, not-for-profit organizations.  The eighth is a governmental entity.  All leverage funds from Federal, State and local governments and receive grants and gifts from private foundations and individual donors for the purpose of ameliorating the causes and effects of poverty.

Responds to Local Needs

Because each Community Action Agency is locally governed by volunteer Boards of Directors or, in the case of public entities, Administering Boards, the agencies are responsive to local needs. Each provides a different mix of programs, services and initiatives. All, however, are guided by six overarching national goals.

  * Low-Income People Become More Self-Sufficient
  * The Conditions in Which Low-Income People Live are Improved
  * Low-Income People Own a Stake in Their Community
  * Partnerships Among Supporters and Service Providers are Achieved
  * Agencies Increase their Capacity to Achieve Results
  * Vulnerable Individuals Achieve their Potential by Strengthening Family & Other Supportive Systems

How CSBG Works

As authorized by Congress, CSBG is administered by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  HHS allocates CSBG funds to States and Territories.  By law, at least 90 percent of the State’s CSBG allocation must be allocated to local “eligible entities”.  An eligible entity, usually a Community Action Agency, is one that has maintained a historic designation or has been newly designated by the State to serve an unserved area.

KHRC is the lead agency for the Kansas Community Services Block Grant. The corporation receives and distributes the Federal resource and provides oversight for CSBG subgrantees. KHRC uses no more than 5 percent of the State’s allocation to administer CSBG; the remaining amount is used at the State’s discretion for projects and activities that meet the intent of CSBG legislation.

Kansas Community Action Agencies

Community Action, Inc.


Mid-Kansas Community Action Program




Tawny Stottlemire, CCAP, Executive Director


Joyce Stockham, CCAP, Executive Director

455 SE Golf Park Blvd., Topeka, Kansas 66605


730 Cliff Drive, Augusta, Kansas 67010-1290

(785) 836-4500 • Fax (785) 836-4550


(316) 775-2600 • Fax (316) 775-2611

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)


CSBG Service Area:  Barber, Butler, Chase, Clark, Comanche,

Service Area:  Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary,


Cowley, Edwards, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman,

Lincoln, McPherson, Ottawa, Russell, Saline, Shawnee


Kiowa, Marion, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Stafford and

and Wabaunsee Counties  (12)


Sumner Counties (19)




East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp.


Northeast Kansas Community Action




Richard Jackson, CCAP, CEO


Jeanette Collier, LMSW, CCAP, Executive Director

PO Box 40 – 1320 S. Ash Street, Suite 203


PO Box 380 – 1260 220th Street

Ottawa, Kansas 66067-0040


Hiawatha, Kansas 66434-0380

(785) 242-7450 • Fax (785) 242-1081


(785) 742-2222 • Fax (785) 742-2164

CSBG Service Area:  Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin,


CSBG Service Area:  Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson,

Johnson, Miami, Morris, Lyon and Osage Counties  (9)


Jefferson, Jewell, Leavenworth, Marshall, Mitchell, Nemaha,



Osborne, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Smith and

Economic Opportunity Foundation


Washington Counties  (16)




Rita Adams, Executive Director


Southeast Kansas Community Action

950 Quindaro Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas 661014512



(913) 371-0848 • Fax (913) 371-5126


Jesse Ervin, Executive Director

CSBG Service Area:  Wyandotte County (1)


PO Box 128 – 401 N. Sinnet, Girard, Kansas 66743-0128



(620) 724-8204 • Fax (620) 724-4471

Harvest America Corporation


CSBG Service Area:  Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua,



Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery,

Terri Bookless, CCAP, President/CEO


Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties  (12)

10000 W 75th Street, Suite 247, Mission, KS  66202



(913) 342-2121 • Fax (913) 342-2861


Wichita Sedgwick Co. Community Action Partnership (WSCCAP)

CSBG Service Area: Barton, Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis,



Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley


Vacant, Executive Director

Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Lane, Logan,


455 N. Main Street, Tenth Floor, Wichita, KS 67202

Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks,


(316) 462-3746 • Fax (316) 290-9103

Rush, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens,


CSBG Service Area: Sedgwick County  (1)

Thomas, Trego, Wallace and Wichita Counties (35)






Kansas Association of Community Action Programs – Scott Anglemyer, Executive Director

455 SE Golf Park Blvd., Topeka, KS  66605

(785) 234-0878 • Fax (785) 234-1652




Latest News

The FY2019 CSBG Model State Plan FINAL VERSION is now available

The revised Kansas CSBG Manual of Policies and Procedures is now available 


CSBG Kansas Fact Sheet

State Fact Sheets showcase the results and outcomes produced by the CSBG Network in Fiscal Year 2014. View the Kansas Fact Sheet which provides demographics of families served, linkages and partnerships and uses of CSBG funds.

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