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 2015-2016 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 2015 and FY 2016.

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 childcare to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years from low income families. The program implements the High Scope Curriculum and administers multiple screenings to determine the children’s developmental level of functioning and progress.

The Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center
Successful Start

7230 Idylwood Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: (703) 534-4907

Provides full day early childhood education services to low income families whose children are between the ages of 2 to 5 years. The program identifies, treats/refers children with developmental delays, poor social skills, hearing, vision and dental programs as necessary.

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

Provides a drop-in center for at-risk/low income youth (in grades 4 through 6) to help youth gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to make sound decisions. Includes counseling, homework assistance, supervised recreation, job training and community service opportunities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area
Hermanos y Hermanas Mayores
10210 Greenbelt Road, Suite 900
Lanham, Maryland 20706
Phone: (301) 794-9170, ext. 17

Provides mentoring services to Latino youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Volunteer mentors provide at-risk youth with homework assistance and social recreational activities.

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Emergency Services

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

This emergency food/USDA program provides clients (referred by county staff and other service providers) with food to last several days, allowing time for other sources of assistance to be arranged or the crisis to pass.

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

Identifies and addresses the unmet fundamental needs of Fairfax County residents while also empowering the community to help its neighbors remain self-sufficient. The program encompasses three core programs: Food, Financial Assistance and Financial Literacy.

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’
Client Emergency Services

13888 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Phone: (703) 988-9656

Provides financial assistance, food, clothing and medical payments to low income families/individuals in Region 4. Also provides holiday baskets, childcare, school supplies and funds for transportation.

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Infant and Toddler Day Care’s
Family Child Care Teacher Training & Workforce Development

11166 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 206
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 352-3449

Training and support for people with low income to help them become skilled, professional early child care teachers and to reach sustainable economic self-sufficiency.

Goodwill of Greater Washington's Career Navigation
2200 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20018
Phone: (202) 636-4225

Provides unemployed individuals with employment skills and job placement to achieve self-sufficiency. The career navigation program is an intensive three-week employment readiness and customer service training program. The program also provides a track which is accredited by NVCC and prepares students for entrylevel positions in the security industry.

The Computer CORE’s Job Skills
Training - Computer Literacy & Educational Pathways

3846 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 931-7346

Helps low-income adults acquire the technological and life skills to enable them to pursue career aspirations. The program includes training in Microsoft Office, keyboarding, job search assistance (resume development and interview preparation), tutoring and skills building workshops.

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

Provides support for pregnant and parenting teens through residential and community-based programs. Young women receive counseling, shelter, life skills training, parenting education, and job readiness training to help them become nurturing parents and successful members of the community.

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

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

Catholics for Housing’s Virginia Ely Senior Rental Assistance Program
18139 Triangle Shopping Plaza, Suite 209
Dumfries, VA 22026
Phone: (703) 221-4510

Provides rental assistance to older adults who qualify to live in Fairfax County retirement facilities and are up to 125% of poverty level in Regions 1 and 3. In addition, the program pays a rental subsidy to fill the gap between 40% of client income and the monthly rent.

Shelter House’s Community Case Management
12310 Pinecrest Road, Suite 304
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (703) 955-7876

Prevents vulnerable individuals and families from becoming homeless. All clients receive case management services which include financial assistance, budget counseling and linkages with needed community resources. Rapid re-housing clients, individuals from emergency shelters, receive support to successfully sustain their new permanent housing.

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Download the Community Services Block Grant Programs brochure pdf.

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