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 2017-2018 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 2017 and FY 2018.

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
Early Learning Center

2709 Popkins Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 703-765-0909

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.

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Education

Alternative House – Springfield Safe Youth Program
8221 Old Courthouse Road
Suite 207
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-506-9191

Provides at-risk, low-income elementary school students with a safe place to go after school. Acitivies include supervised recreation, homework assistance, tutoring and character building workshops.

United Community Ministries - Forward Steps
2709 Popkins Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 703-768-7106

Provides students in first through twelfth grade with tutoring, social skills development, as well as parent education for caregivers.

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Emergency Services

Food for Others – Power Pack Program
2938 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-207-9173

Provides supplemental food, in the form of power packs, to elementary school students in Fairfax County who are at risk for food insecurity over the weekend when breakfast and lunch meals are not provided by the school.

Koinonia Foundation, Inc. - Emergency Relief Services
6037 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703-971-1991

Provides short-term emergency assistance and self-sufficiency services to at-risk families and individuals. Case management services to promote education, economic self-sufficiency and positive change through counseling and resource referrals is also provided.

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Employment

Infant and Toddler Day Care’s
Family Child Care Educator 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.

The Computer CORE’s Job Skills Training - Computer Literacy
3846 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: 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.

United Community Ministries - Progreso Center for Literacy & Citizenship
4100 Mohawk Lane
Alexandria, VA 22309
Phone: 703-799-8830

Provides English as a second language instruction and legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees to improve English proficiency and their ability to become U.S. citizens.

Shelter House Employment Services Program
12310 Pinecrest Road
Suite 304
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703-955-7876

Provides employment-related services such as counseling, training, resume development and job search support to individuals who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

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Housing

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.

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

Prevents vulnerable individuals and families from becoming homeless. Provides case management services including financial assistance, budget counseling and linkages with needed community resources.

Shelter House - Domestic Violence Supportive Housing
12310 Pinecrest Road
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703-955-7876

Provides intensive case management for victims of domestic violence experiencing homelessness, including housing planning and location assistance and safety planning.

United Community Ministries - Housing
7511 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 703-768-7106

Provides case management for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse, including safe suitable housing, safety planning, employment, child care and basic needs assistance, mental health counseling, financial literacy counseling and referrals to community resources.

 

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Download the Community Services Block Grant Programs brochure pdf.


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