Basic Needs/Emergency Assistance

  1. Community Service Block Grant
  2. Emergency Food & Shelter
  3. LIHEAP
  4. Power to Care

Community Service Block Grant provides supportive services to eliminate the root causes of poverty. The agency through (CSBG) offers assistance with employment, education and emergency assistance.  Referrals and assistance are available for low-income families with documented emergencies. Clients must provide current household income. Clients may be assisted once a year. Income guidelines are revised annually.  

1.Emergency Assistance

This service assist low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive environments.  Services include emergency rent or mortgage assistance.  

Clients must provide personal identifiable information for all household members; proof of Income, if no income, financial contribution letter and zero income; mortgage (mortgage statement or letter), rent (lease agreement) and W-9 from landlord/mortgage company.  Income eligibility is determined by employees using current CSBG poverty guidelines. Employees provide case management services, complete intake, and process payment and ensure signatures on all required forms.  

Call 225-562-2560 or 2447 for more information.

2.Employment & Education Supports

This service assist low-income individuals with training credentials, skills training, entry level job opportunities, skills competency training, HiSet, tuition assistance.

Clients must provide current personal identifiable information for all household members; proof of Income, if no income, financial contribution letter and zero income; referral from WIA or future employer/educational institution; and monthly expenses (unpaid or paid).  Paid bills must have receipt.

Employees determine income eligibility using current CSBG poverty guidelines, provide case management services, complete intake, and process payment and ensure signatures on all required forms.  

Call 225-562-2560 or 2447 for more information


2016 Persons in Family Poverty Guidelines

All applicants must meet The 2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia. For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,740 for each additional person.

  • $11,170 (1 person)
  • $15,130 (2 people)
  • $19,090 (3 people)
  • $23,050 (4 people)
  • $27,010 (5 people)
  • $30,970 (6 people)
  • $34,930 (7 people)
  • $38,890 (8 people)