COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT
CAASNM receives major support through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). This Department of Health and Human Services program, created through the 1964 War on Poverty, supports the activities of some 1,000 Community Action agencies in nearly every county of the nation.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR STATE COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAMS
All CAASNM program results are factored into its federally-mandated reporting model describing individual, family and community wellness to arrive at a comprehensive snapshot of the 5-county community’s overall well-being. These are mandatory evaluative criteria (the National Association of State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) National Performance Indicators, as ultimately reported to the federal government’s Community Services Block Grant program. The 30 indicators and 44 discrete services used as program evaluators assess family outcomes, community outcomes, and agency outcomes. The Community-level National Performance Indicators (CNPIs) which review CAASNM’s and the EC’s performance are organized into broad, measurable standards that encompass the following: employment and skills training; education and cognitive development; infrastructure and asset building; housing; health and social behavioral development; and civic engagement and community involvement.