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Created as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the Community Services Block (CSBG) program is designed to reduce poverty and revitalize low-income communities.

Empowering low-income families to become self-sufficient through family support.

Family Assistance

Serving within the Energy Services Department, the CSBG program helps low-income families meet their basic needs to ensure they are able to focus on achieving their educational and employment goals.


Are you having financial difficulties during the COVID-19 crisis? We have set aside funding to provide help with rental assistance, medical supplies and non-narcotic prescriptions, hygiene and cleaning essentials, infant care essential products, clothing, and even co-payment of your water bill (if other utility assistance is unavailable). Give us a call at (903) 813-3541 option 3 to find out how to qualify.

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Program Year 2020 Income Limits for CSBG (Effective February 3, 2020)
Persons in Family/Household 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (Effective 3/27/2020 for COVID assistance)
1 $25,520
2 $34,480
3 $43,440
4 $52,400
5 $61,360
6 $70,320
7 $79,280
8 $88,240
Families with more than 8 persons Add $8,960 for each additional person

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Want to help make a difference in the lives of others?

We are always interested in developing partnerships to build better lives throughout Texoma and can use your help! From volunteering at the diaper bank to providing supplies for Getting Ahead classes, there are many ways YOU can make a difference.

Getting Ahead


We have partnered with MasterKey Ministries of Grayson County Inc., Fannin County Ministerial Alliance, and Fannin County District Attorney's Office to provide our communities a nationally-recognized program based on the aha! Process' Bridges Out of Poverty Curriculum with the mission to help the impoverished populations in Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties. This effort will radically improve their lives while transitioning out of poverty and into the middle class.

Participants, referred to as Investigators, learn to identify and overcome barriers using resources available to them in a 16-week class called "Getting Ahead in a Just-gettin'-by World." This course is then followed up by a Staying Ahead program which addresses financial wellness, healthy boundaries, and trauma care. We also provide additional education workshops to the middle- and wealthy classes on how not to create further hardships for the low-income populations.

The Getting Ahead program has six (6) facilitators and works directly with TCOG's Foster Grandparent Program to provide free childcare for our investigators.

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