Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)


The Purpose of the CSBG Program is to provide assistance to low and very low-income families and individuals in Fremont, Custer Chaffee and lake Counties. A once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunity available to families and individuals who meet income requirements and other qualifications who are facing an Emergency situation. The program has limited funds and is not an entitlement program.


Emergency assistance is provided to prevent the client from further stressing their already limited budgets enabling the client to continue meeting monthly obligations and working towards self-sufficiency.


CSBG funds can provide assistance with utility bills and shut off notices, medications, eviction prevention, mortgage payments, food, auto repairs (if employed), tools, & clothing for employment, home appliance repair/replacement, dental, vision and other services. 




To Apply:


Fremont County residents may apply at UAACOG, 3224-A Independence Rd., in Canon City. Applications are also available online; please bring in the additional documents required as stated on page one of the application. If you do not currently have household income you will also be required to fill out a zero income statement which is also available online.


Custer County residents may apply at Custer County Department of Human Services, 205 S. 6th St., Westcliffe.


Chaffee County Residents may apply at Area Agency on Aging, 139 E. 3rd St., Salida. 


Lake County residents may apply at Lake County Public Health Agency, 112 W. 5th St., Leadville.


For additional information contact Judy Gilkerson @ 719-275-1675 X104 or email me at   






Emergency Fund