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DHHS Recovery home > Stimulus Projects and Investment areas > Senior Community Service Employment Program

Community Services Block Grant

Office: Office of Child and Family Services
Program: Community Service Block Grant
Budget Estimate: $5,243,045
Federal Agency(s) Administration for Children and Families / Health & Human Services
  • Maine could receive approximately $5.3 million. According to, federal agencies must begin to report their formula block grant awards by March 3, 2009.
  • 1% of the funds will be made available to each state for enrollment coordination activities relating to identification and enrollment of eligible individuals and families in Federal, State and local benefit programs. All other funds shall be distributed to eligible entities.
  • These dollars will Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) in DHHS and be contracted to CAP agencies statewide for their work to support training and employment; food assistance; transportation; family support; WIC; housing and energy assistance; and healthcare efforts serving those hardest hit by the recession.
  • See proposed Plan