Community Services Block Grant Programs

Fairfax County receives federal and state funds through the Community Services Block Grant program to provide services to individuals and families with incomes of less than 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The grants, along with matching funds from Fairfax County, are used to support community and neighborhood-based initiatives identified through the county’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool competitive grant process. The Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) is responsible for administering the CSBG funds. For the 2013-2014 fiscal years, the CAAB has designated five priority areas for which these funds should be used: child care, housing, emergency services, employment/employment support services, and education. This brochure describes projects in Fairfax County that are receiving full or partial CSBG funding in FY 2013 and FY 2014.

For additional information, contact:
Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board
Department of Family Services

12011 Government Center Parkway, 5th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-7800; TTY 703-222-9452

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Child Care

United Community Ministries
Bryant Early Learning Center

7511 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: (703) 768-7106

Provides early childhood programming to infants, toddlers and preschoolers between the ages of six weeks and five years. The program focuses on providing a developmentally appropriate environment that fosters children’s growth and prepares them to transition successfully from preschool to Kindergarten.


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Alternative House – Annandale Safe Youth
2100 Gallows Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 506-9191

Provides after-school programming to at-risk youth enrolled in middle school who reside in the Annandale community. Services include homework assistance, tutoring, field trips, supervised recreation and community learning projects.

Community Preservation & Development Corp.
Island Walk After School Support

1701 Torrey Pines Court
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: (703) 471-1088

Provides intensive literacy support, English language support, and academic and homework assistance to the residents of the Island Walk Affordable Housing Community.


Emergency Services

Food for Others – Fairfax
2938 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703) 207-9173

Provides emergency and supplemental food to residents with low-income. The program provides clients referred by county staff and other service providers with food estimated to last several days, allowing time for other sources of assistance to be arranged or the crisis to pass. Clients meeting the income eligibility guidelines may return monthly for USDA commodities at the Merrifield warehouse.

Our Daily Bread – Family Assistance
4080 Chain Bridge Rd., 2nd floor
Fairfax, VA 22030-4080
Phone: (703) 273-8829

Includes three service components: food assistance, financial assistance and financial literacy to assist low income families who are experiencing financial crises. The program collect, bag and deliver weekly food to families in need. Financial assistance is provided for rent and utility, auto repair, and medications; while the education program provides one-on-one financial mentoring and personal finance classes.



ACE Foundation – Education for Independence
PO Box 6352
Springfield, VA 22150-6352

Provides a workforce development program for low-income single parents, single pregnant women and displaced homemakers. Services include education, job training, counseling, support for employment, self-sufficiency and independence.

Infant Toddler Day Care – Family Child Care
Teacher Training & Workforce Development

11166 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 206
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 352.3449

Provides training and support services to low-income immigrants and help them obtain the skills needed to open family child care businesses in their homes.

Skillsource Group, Inc.
Skillsource/Sheriff Employment Center

10520B Judicial Drive, 2nd Floor
Fairfax, VA 22030

Provides employment counseling to inmates at the Fairfax County jail who are preparing to re-enter the community and the workforce. The program assists inmates with job searches, resume development, GED preparation and more. Additionally, the program works with area employers to identify and place inmates into various employment opportunities.



Alternative House – Assisting Young Mothers
2100 Gallows Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 506-9191

Provides transitional housing services to young women ages 16 to 22 who are pregnant or have small children. Services include life skills training, educational and employment goal setting, budget counseling and assistance with parenting skills.

Beth El House, Inc. - Transitional Housing Program
3830 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: (703) 360-6296

Provides transitional housing and support services to up to five single mothers and their children for up to two years. The families are placed in apartments and provided with a cadre of support services including case management, clinical counseling, skills development and budgeting assistance.

Bethany House of Northern Virginia
6121 Lincolnia Road, Suite 303
Alexandria, VA 22312
Phone: (703) 658-9500

Provides emergency housing and supportive services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services include individualized case management, food assistance, clothing assistance, legal assistance, information and referrals and community outreach.

Residential Youth Services Inc.
Living Independently for Tomorrow (Lift I and II)

14160 Newbrook Drive, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: (703) 841-7768

Provides transitional housing services to homeless and “at-risk” youth ages 17 to 21. The program serves runaway youth as well as youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Program staff provides supportive services including life skills training, goal setting and linkages to community resources (i.e. Medicaid, mental health counseling, employment counseling).


Download this information as a pdf brochure: Communiity Services Block Grant Programs brochure

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