Research Report Implementation of Community Services Block Grants under ARRA
Carol J. De Vita, Margaret Simms, Erwin de Leon, Saunji D. Fyffe, Elaine Morley, Carolyn T. O'Brien, Monica H. Rohacek, Molly M. Scott, Sarah Ting
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Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), $1 billion was provided to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) network to supplement existing CSBG funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in local areas and develop strong, healthy, and supportive communities. This report presents the findings of an extensive evaluation to document the services, promising practices, and challenges that emerged during the CSBG ARRA initiative. ARRA represented an unprecedented infusion of funding, accompanied by increased monitoring and accountability. The lessons learned have valuable implications for CSBG and the CSBG network. Fieldwork was conducted in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Nonprofits and philanthropy Social safety net
Tags Fiscal policy
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy